BNS 330 Animal Behavior

An examination of behavior from an evolutionary perspective. Behavior is studied as a product and a means of adaptation to ecological conditions. Emphasis is given to predatory action; predatory defense; foraging; and social behavior which includes sex, aggression, and communication. Consideration is also given to the application of ethological principles in the study of human behavior. Laboratory work is required.




PSY 110 or BIO 110 or NSC 120; BIO 226, BNS 210, and PSY 305 are recommended.