BIO 223 - Animal Behavior (=PSY 323)
One can explore animal behavior on multiple levels of analysis: ontogenetic (the developmental origins of behavior), phylogenetic (the evolutionary origins of behavior), proximate (the physiology and neurophysiology of behavior), and functional (the fitness consequences of behavior). In Biology 223, we will touch on all of these facets of behavior, but we will focus on functionality - the adaptive significance of behaviors.
Prerequisites & Notes
Successful completion of BIO 112/114 or permission of instructor is required. One laboratory meeting per week. Satisfies Group B. Counts towards the Psychology major as a Research Methods course in the Cognitive/Neuroscience column. Not open to students with credit for BIO 233.