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ZO 3510
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Mrs C Dennis

Pre-requisite(s): BI 1005 or other students may be admitted on to the course at the discretion of the course coordinator.

Co-requisite(s): None

This course introduces the biological basis for animal behaviour, considering how behaviour contributes to survival, the proximate mechanisms of behaviours, behavioural development and evolution. Examples of topics covered include: the genetic basis of behaviour, motivation and cognition, maturation and learning, individual decisions, social behaviour, predator/prey interactions and communication.

Lectures, seminars and practicals; total contact time about 42 hours.

6 week course (thread 2, weeks 30-35).

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).