Animal Behavior - Biology 4200/5430

Bowling Green State University, Fall 2016




"Mine is the first step and therefore a small one, though worked out with much thought and hard labor. You, my readers or hearers of my lectures, if you think I have done as much as can fairly be expected of an initial start... will acknowledge what I have achieved and will pardon what I have left for others to accomplish." -- Aristotle (384-322 BC)

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Lectures: Mon, Wed, Fri 12:30-1:20, 112 Life Sciences

Dr. Robert Huber
227 Life Sciences
Office Hours: M,W 1:30-2:30 or by appointment
Phone: (419) 372-7492
rh.bgsu@gmail.com

L
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Tue 2:30-4:20
Sayali Gore
LSC 227C
(419) 372-7368
svgore@bgsu.edu

Wed 8:30-10:20
Jennifer Hollen
LSC 429C
(419) 372-
hollenj@bgsu.edu

Thu 1:30-3:20
Ana Jurcak
LSC 225
(419) 372-
ajurcak@bgsu.edu

Goals and Learning Outcomes

  1. Become familiar with the theoretical framework underlying the study of behavior
  2. Understand current topics and discussions in behavior
  3. Address behavioral questions within the proper experimental design
  4. Understand behavior of organisms in relation to evolution
  5. Appreciate the importance of neural systems in behavior
  6. Become familiar with modern behavioral techniques
  7. Use basic algebra to solve for constraints/optimal outcomes
  8. Enhance quantitative literacy for data analysis and interpretation
  9. Improve communication and presentation skills (oral and written)

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last modified: 8/22/16

Final Exam is on Thursday, December 15, 2016, 1:15-3:15 in LSC 112


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