2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

AGS 282 - Zoo and Domestic Animal Behavior


Description: Assessment of animal behavior in a variety of species including domestic and exotic animals. Includes internal and external factors influencing animal behavior, social organization, genetics, communication, conflict, mating systems, and biological rhythms.

Credits: 4
Lecture: 3
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Behavioral genetics 
  2. Evolution and behavior patterns 
  3. Nervous system 
  4. Hormones and immunology behavior 
  5. Biological rhythms 
  6. Communication 
  7. Migration 
  8. Habitat selection 
  9. Conflict 
  10. Sexual reproduction 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Analyze the history of behavioral genetics and evolution. (1) 
  2. List the design features in animal behavior studies. (1,2) 
  3. Determine the basic principles of genetics in animals. (1,5) 
  4. Distinguish between macroevolutionary and microevolutionary changes in behavior. (2,7) 
  5. Identify the parts of the nervous system and their associated functions. (3,4) 
  6. List the biological rhythms and their significance in animal behavior. (5,6) 
  7. Determine how communication conveys information between animal and human interaction. (6) 
  8. Analyze and identify migration patterns and navigational mechanisms for a given set of animals. (7,8) 
  9. Recognize the signs leading to animal conflict. (9) 
  10. Calculate the costs and benefits of sexual reproduction and selection in the animal kingdom. (10)