Summer 2016  |  BIOL 3811 Section 001: Introduction to Animal Behavior (81435)

Class Component:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
05/18/2016 - 06/21/2016
Tue, Fri 08:00AM - 05:00PM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ROOM-TBA
Course Catalog Description:
Biological study of animal behavior. Mechanism development, function, evolution. Emphasizes evolution of adaptive behavior, social behavior in natural environment. Lab, field work. prereq: 1002 or 1009 or 2003 or equiv or instr consent
Class Notes:
Meets 2 add'l days TBA. Course meets at Itasca Biological Station & Laboratories, located approx. 220 miles from the Twin Cities in Itasca State Park. Lodging and meal costs are in addition to tuition (room and board total for 5 weeks is $1,344.00). Please visit: for details. Non-University of Minnesota students please contact Laura Domine at or (612) 624-6743 for registration instructions.
Class Description:
This course is a survey of animal behavior with emphasis on field-based behavioral ecology, evolutionary function of behavior, and an experimental approach to the study of animal behavior. Each class begins with a short lecture followed by a field experiment in which we test an aspect of animal behavior taken from the lecture topic of the day. As part of the course, each student conducts their own independent research project on animal behavior.
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
24 November 2009

ClassInfo Links - Summer 2016 3000 Level Biology Classes Taught by Brian Wisenden, PhD

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