Course Description for Animal Behavior Laboratory
Animal Behavior Laboratory
Prerequisite: BSC 2012C
Co-requisite: ZOO 4513
Description: his inquiry-based laboratory course in animal behavior will build upon the complementary lecture course. Laboratory sessions will incorporate two main components. First, skill development will be achieved through pre-designed exercises in both lab and field settings. Second, the primary component of the course will be the design and implementation of a semester-long original research project. Throughout the course, students will work collaboratively in small groups to design and implement an original observational research study on an animal and question of their choice. This research project will enable students to actively apply the scientific method from hypothesis generation through data interpretation and communication of findings.