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Title: BIO 207 & 207L, Animal Behavior, Fall 2011
Authors: Boyle, Sarah A.
Keywords: Biology, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2011 Fall
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN;12580
Syllabi CRN;12449
Abstract: The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the underlying mechanisms of animal behavior through lectures, scientific writing, discussion, and research. By the end of the semester, students should: - Understand the proximate and utimate causes of behavior; - Have broad knowledge of the many areas of behavioral studies, including evolutionary, neural, developmental, ecological, and environmental behavior; - Understand and be able to apply a range of theories associated with animal behavior; - Be confident to read, understand, critique, and discuss scientific literature; - Have strong scientific writing skills, and an ability to write original research papers, review articles, and articles intended for the general public; and - Obtain behavioral research experience at the Memphis Zoo, and present the findings of such research at a public presentation for the Memphis Zoo employees. Students will demonstrate their knowledge about and understanding of the subject material through a combination of exams, papers, class discussions, and a public presentation at the Memphis Zoo.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor
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