Comparative Psychology: Animal Behavior

Fall 2023 > Humanities & Social Sciences > PSYC.3720 > 081

Course No: PSYC.3720-081; SIS Class Nbr: 8472; SIS Term: 3310
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

Comparative psychology is a discipline that explores the behavior of animals, both human and non-human, using evolutionary theory as a unifying principle. The contributions of evolutionary pressures, genetics, development, learning, and social influence will be explored in variety of animal species and cross-species comparisons made where appropriate. Specific topics covered will include causes and development of behavior, control and organization of behavior, behavioral adaptations, mating systems and reproduction, parental care, defensive behaviors, aggression, foraging, communication, and animal cognition. Students will be required to complete a behavioral observation of a non-human species by traveling to a local zoo or using another live animal observation approach approved by the instructor. (e.g.,a zoo's live animal webcam)."

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: PSYC.1010 Intro to Psychological Science .
  • Core Codes: SS
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 2.5
  • Instructor: Joseph Gonzales
  • Textbook Information

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2023 Fall: Sep 06 to Oct 29
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
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