BIOL 030. Animal Behavior
This course will focus on the mechanistic basis, functional consequences, evolutionary history and development of animal behavior. We will explore the conceptual roots of ethology and the current state of the art. Bi-monthly journal clubs introduce students to the primary literature. Lab and field component combines descriptive and experimental approaches to studying behavior and class-wide projects offer an opportunity to discover new knowledge in this field. Course content emphasizes statistical and quantitative methods.
Prerequisite: BIOL 001 and BIOL 002 or equivalent.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Fall 2017. Baugh.
Catalog chapter: Biology
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/biology
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