PSYC 0215 - Adaptation and Animal Behavior

Credits: 3

Introduces the student to the evolutionary analysis of behavior and the concept of adaptive behavior. We will apply evolutionary theory to explain the behavior of animals in a number of contexts, including sexual behavior, social behavior, foraging behavior, and predator-prey interactions. The course will focus on examining the behavior of non-human animals, particularly mammals, birds, insects, and fish, although some reference to our own species will also be made.

Prerequisites: PSYC 0101 .

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