The University of St. Thomas

Animal Behavior
Title:Animal Behavior
Course Number:330
College:College of Arts & Sciences
Instructor:Kay, Adam D
Time:1215 - 1320
Location:O'Shaughnessy Science Hall St Paul
Room:OSS 127
Credit Hours Start Date End Date Days Available Enrollment Maximum
4 02/03 05/23 M  -  W   -  F -2 26 24
Course Description:
The study of animal behavior from an evolutionary perspective. The adaptive value of behaviors such as display, habitat selection, foraging pattern, and mating system is examined. Theoretical analyses of sexual selection and the evolution of cooperation and altruism are considered. Laboratory work emphasizes the measurement and analysis of animal behavior under natural conditions. Four laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in BIOL 209; QMCS 220 or MATH 303 recommended