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Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 325
Title Behavioral Ecology
Credits 4.0


This course will explore the field of animal behavior from an ecological and evolutionary perspective, focusing on social behavior in vertebrates and invertebrates. The course examines mechanisms of behavior and their adaptive functions. Topics include principles of communication, mating systems, sexual selection, game theory, foraging, predator avoidance and social living. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory each week.
Pre-requisite: An introductory biology laboratory sequence or permission of the department chair.