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Animal Behavior - Spring 2010
Dr. Patrick Weatherhead

(note - this schedule is tentative and some changes are likely)

No. Date Day
Topic (reading)

1.

20 Jan

W

 

Introduction

 

2.

22

F

 

Foundations of Animal Behavior

(Chapter 1)

3.

25

M

 

Foundations of Animal Behavior

(Chapter 1)

4.

27

W

 

Evolution and Behavior
 (Chapter 1)

5.

29

F

 

VIDEO - Reproductive and Survival Strategies

(Chapter 1)

6.

1 Feb

M

 

Evolution and Behavior

(Chapter 1)

7.

3

W

 

Evolution and Behavior

(Chapter 1)

8.

5

F

 

Genetics and Behavior

(Chapter 3)

9.

8

M

 

Environment and Behavior

(Chapter 3)

10.

10

W

 

Environment and Behavior

(Chapter 3)

11.

12

F

 

Neuroethology

(Chapter 4)

12.

15

M

 

Hormones and Behavior

(Chapter 5)

13.

17

W

 

EXAM I

 

14.

19

F

 

Return & discussion of Exam I

 

15.

22

M

 

VIDEO - Finding Food

 

16.

24

W

 

Foraging

(Chapter 7)

17.

26

F

 

Foraging

(Chapter 7)

18.

1 Mar

M

 

Avoiding Predators

(Chapter 6)

19.

3

W

 

Sociality and Predator-Prey Relationships

(Chapters 7 & 13)

20.

5

F

 

VIDEO - Friends and Rivals

 

21.

8

M

 

Sociality and Predator-Prey Relationships

(Chapters 7 & 13)

22.

10

W

 

Insect Social Behavior

(Chapter 13)

23.

12

F

 

Kin Selection/Altruism

(Chapter 13)

24.

15

M

 

Social Behavior

(Chapter 13)

25.

17

W

 

EXAM II

 

26.

19

F

 

Return & discussion of Exam II

 

March 22 - 26 - Spring Break

27.

29

M

 

Evolution of Sex (Chapter 10)
28. 31
W
 

Sexual Selection

(Chapter 10)

29.

2 Apr

F

 

VIDEO - Mating Behavior

 

30.

5

M

 

Mating Systems

(Chapter 11)

31.

7

W

 

Alternative Reproductive Strategies

(Chapter 10)

32.

9

F


Alternative Mating Strategies (Chapter 10)
33. 12

M


VIDEO - Parental Care  
34.

14

W

 

Parental Care (Chapter 12)

35.

16

F

 

Human Sociobiology

(Chapter 14)

36.

19

M

 

VIDEO - Talking to Strangers


37.

21

W

 

Communication

(Chapter 9)

38.

23

F

 

Communication

(Chapter 9)

39.

26

M

 

EXAM  III

 

40.

28

W

 

Return & discussion of Exam III

 

41.

30

F

 

Applied Animal Behavior

 

42.

3 May

M

 

Review Day

 

43.

5

W

 

No class today

 

Final Exam: Tuesday, 11 May from 7 - 9 PM. Last names from A-L - 116 Roger Adams; M-Z - 124 Burrill