Animal Behavior

Photo of three young monkeys looking quite shocked at something going on behind the camera in Thailand.

Monkey surprise. Photo of three young monkeys in Thailand expressing surprise. Courtesy of @Doug88888 on Flickr. CC license BY-NC-SA.

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

9.20

As Taught In

Fall 2013

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

Course Description

The introductory topics will cover various approaches to the study of animals and their behavior. Key concepts in studies of animal behavior, emphasizing ethology, are covered in class and in the assigned readings from Scott (2005), supplemented by selections from other books, especially from classics in the field as well as selected videos. Next, key concepts in sociobiology are covered using readings from Alcock (2001), supplemented by selections from additional books and some video presentations.

Schneider, Gerald. 9.20 Animal Behavior, Fall 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/brain-and-cognitive-sciences/9-20-animal-behavior-fall-2013 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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