9.20 Animal Behavior

Class Info

Reviews studies of animal behavior to stress major ideas and principles, with emphasis on concepts developed in ethology and sociobiology. Examines foraging and feeding, defensive and aggressive behavior, courtship and reproduction, migration and navigation, as well as various social activities and communication. Considers inherited abilities, motivational systems and motor patterns, together with influences of various types of learning. Reviews both field and laboratory studies, and considers human behavior in the context of primate studies.

This class has 9.00 as a prerequisite.

9.20 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by G. E. Schneider.

Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 46-3310.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Animal Behavior site or on the 9.20 Stellar site.

Required Textbooks
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MIT 9.20 Animal Behavior Related Textbooks
MIT 9.20 Animal Behavior On The Web
Animal Behavior
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