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BIONB 2210 Neurobiology and Behavior I: Introduction to Behavior

Course description

General introduction to the field of animal behavior. Topics include evolution and behavior, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, chemical ecology, communication, orientation and navigation. Outcome 1: To acquire a greater awareness of, and curiosity about, your own behavior and the behavior of other living things. Outcome 2: To gain mastery at asking and answering questions about the mechanisms and evolution of behavior by performing observations, generating hypotheses, deriving predictions, and developing tests to investigate the causes of behavior. Outcome 3: To appreciate the similarities and differences between the behaviors of humans and non-human animals, and to understand how the study of behavior is relevant to your other courses, to your own life, and to the world around you.

Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2220.


Two majors-level biology courses.


BIONB 2210 001-LEC On-campus 6-week session

Session:6-week session
Class dates:June 25-August 7, 2018
Days/times:M-F 1 PM - 2:15 PM Comstock Hall - Academic II B106
Credit:3 - 4 V
Notes:The 4-credit option of this course fulfills the NBB concentration requirements.
Related:BIONB 2210 201-DIS

BIONB 2210 201-DIS On-campus 6-week session

Session:6-week session
Class dates:June 25-August 7, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Grade:Student option
Max. enroll:30
Notes:Discussion section days will be set during first week of class, to determine optimal meeting time for students.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in BIONB 2210 001-LEC

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