Animal Behavior (Graduate Group) College of Biological Sciences

Gail L. Patricelli, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Group

Group Office

227D Life Sciences; 530-752-2981; Fax 530-752-8822; Animal Behavior Graduate Group

Faculty

The Group includes faculty from 12 departments in five schools and colleges.

Animal Behavior (ANB)

ANB 201 — Scientific Approaches to Animal Behavior Research (3 units)

Course Description: Philosophical issues, goals, strategies and tools in field and laboratory research.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANB 210 — History of Animal Behavior (1 unit)

Course Description: Classic, seminal papers in animal behavior. Discussion of readings and broader historical context in which papers were written.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ANB 218A — Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (5 units)

Course Description: 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.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; upper division undergraduate introduction to the biology of behavior, such as PSC 101, PSC 122, PSC 123, NPB 102, NPB 150, NPB 152, WFC 141, ENT 104, or ANS 105.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 4 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Cross Listing: PSC 218A.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANB 218B — Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (5 units)

Course Description: 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.

Prerequisite(s): ANB 218A or PSC 218A; or ECL 218A; consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture/Discussion 4 hour(s), Discussion 1 hour(s).
  • Cross Listing: PSC 218B.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANB 221 — Animal Behavior, Ecology & Evolution (3 units)

Course Description: Interface between animal behavior, ecology and evolution. New developments in behavioral ecology development and testing of hypotheses in this discipline.

Prerequisite(s): NPB 102; EVE 100; EVE 101; and consent of instructor, or the equivalent; graduate standing.

  • Learning Activities: Lecture 3 hour(s).
  • Cross Listing: PBG 221.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANB 230A — Interdisciplinary Approaches to Animal Behavior (3 units)

Course Description: 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 vary from year to year.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 3 hour(s), Term Paper.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANB 230B — Interdisciplinary Approaches to Animal Behavior (5 units)

Course Description: Development of an empirical or theoretical interdisciplinary approach to research on a current topic in animal behavior.

Prerequisite(s): ANB 230A; taken the previous quarter.

  • Learning Activities: Workshop 4 hour(s), Discussion 3 hour(s), Term Paper 1 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANB 270 — Research Conference in Behavioral Ecology (1 unit)

Course Description: Critical presentation and evaluation of current literature and ongoing research in behavioral ecology.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; graduate standing.

  • Learning Activities: Conference 1 hour(s).
  • Enrollment Restriction(s): Limited enrollment.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ANB 287 — Advanced Animal Behavior (2 units)

Course Description: 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.

Prerequisite(s): NPB 102; (EVE 100 or EVE 101); and consent of instructor, or the equivalents; graduate standing.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 2 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 2 time(s).
  • Cross Listing: PBG 287.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANB 290 — Seminar in Animal Behavior (1-3 units)

Course Description: Selected topics in animal behavior.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 1-3 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ANB 294 — Seminar in Behavioral Ecology of Predators & Prey (3 units)

Course Description: 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.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

  • Learning Activities: Seminar 2 hour(s).
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated 2 time(s).
  • Cross Listing: WFC 294.
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANB 298 — Group Study (1-5 units)

Course Description: Lectures and/or discussion of current issues, problems, or techniques in animal behavior.

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor; graduate standing.

  • Learning Activities: Discussion 1-5 hour(s), Laboratory 5-15 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Letter.

ANB 299 — Research (1-12 units)

Course Description: Advanced research in one of the specialty areas in animal behavior.

  • Learning Activities: Laboratory 3-36 hour(s).
  • Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

ANB 396 — Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4 units)

Course Description: Teaching assistant training practicum.

  • Learning Activities: Variable.
  • Repeat Credit: May be repeated.
  • Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass only.