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Courses in Animal Behavior (ANB)

Graduate

201. Scientific Approaches to Animal Behavior Research (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Philosophical issues, goals, strategies and tools in field and laboratory research. May be repeated for credit when topics differ.—S. (S.)

203. Advanced Animal Welfare (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Animal Science 103 or equivalent course. Advanced animal welfare. Key concepts used when evaluating and understanding the welfare of animals kept by humans. Topics include animal pain, stress, cognition, motivation and emotions. Critical discussion of primary literature. May be repeated one time for credit. Offered in alternate years.—S. (S.) Tucker

210. History of Animal Behavior (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Classic, seminal papers in animal behavior. Discussion of readings and broader historical context in which papers were written. (S/U grading only.)

218A. Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (5)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; upper-division undergraduate introduction to the biology of behavior, such as Psychology 101, 122, 123, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102, 150, 152, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 141, Entomology 104, or Animal Science 105. Survey of the phenomena and theory of animal behavior from the perspectives of multiple biological disciplines, including evolution, ecology, psychology, genetics, neurobiology, endocrinology, and animal science. (Same course as Psychology 218A.)—F. (F.) Schank

218B. Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (5)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor; course 218A or Psychology 218A. Survey of the phenomena and theory of animal behavior from the perspectives of multiple biological disciplines, including evolution, ecology, psychology, genetics, neurobiology, endocrinology, and animal science. (Same course as Psychology 218B.)—W. (W.) Sih

221. Animal Behavior, Ecology and Evolution (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102, Evolution and Ecology 100, 101 or the equivalent, graduate standing, and consent of instructor. Interface between animal behavior, ecology and evolution. New developments in behavioral ecology and development and testing of hypotheses in this discipline. (Same course as Animal Behavior 221.) Offered irregularly.

230A. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Animal Behavior (3)

Seminar—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Analysis of literature in behavior and an allied discipline or disciplines that offer the potential, in combination, to advance the understanding of a topic in animal behavior conceptually and empirically. Topics will vary from year to year.

230B. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Animal Behavior (5)

Workshop—4 days total; discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 230A the previous quarter. Development of an empirical or theoretical interdisciplinary approach to research on a current topic in animal behavior.

270. Research Conference in Behavioral Ecology (1)

Conference—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Limited enrollment. Critical presentation and evaluation of current literature and ongoing research in behavioral ecology. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)

287. Advanced Animal Behavior (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor, courses in animal behavior (Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102 or the equivalent), and either evolution (Evolution and Ecology 100 or the equivalent) or ecology (Evolution and Ecology 101 or the equivalent). Reading, reports and discussion on current topics in animal behavior, with a focus on topics that lie at the interface between animal behavior, ecology and evolution. (Same course as Population Biology 287.) May be repeated two times for credit.

290. Seminar in Animal Behavior (1-3)

Seminar—1-3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Selected topics in animal behavior. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

294. Seminar in Behavioral Ecology of Predators and Prey (3)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Presentation and analysis of research papers on social and foraging behavior of predatory animals, antipredator strategies of prey species, co-evolution of predators and prey, and ecology of predator prey interactions. May be repeated two times for credit. (Same course as Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 294.) Offered in alternate years.—W. Caro

298. Group Study in Animal Biology (1-5)

Prerequisite: graduate standing; consent of instructor. May be repeated two times for credit.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) 

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: and consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

Professional

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)

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