Fall 2010 course calendar

Animal Behavior - Psych 300

Dates of lecture topics are approximate. Other items on the calendar, such as midterm exam dates, may be altered during the quarter. I will announce changes in class as they are made.

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Related Alcock Animal Behavior (2009, 9th ed) text chapter(s)

1 - Sept 29

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Course overview

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Topic 1. History and Background of the study of animal behavior

Chapters 1 and 2 (all)

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Film- Trials of Life, ARRIVING

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2 - Oct 4

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Topic 2. Evolution of behavior

Chapters 1 and 2 (all)

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3 - Oct 11

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Topic 3. Mechanisms of behavior

Chapters 3 and 4 (all)

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4 - Oct 18

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Oct 21

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Midterm exam 1 in class, covers topics 1 History, 2 Evolution and 3 Mechanisms

Oct 22

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Film: Compilation on Communication

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5 - Oct 25

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Topic 4. Communication and Information

Chapter 9 (all)

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6 - Nov 1

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Topic 5. Foraging

Chapters 6 and 7 (all)

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Film: Trials of LIfe Finding Food (on Foraging)

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7 - Nov 8

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Nov 11

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HOLIDAY Veteran's Day NO CLASS

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.Topic 6. Mating and Reproduction

Chapters 10 and 11 (all)

8 - Nov 15

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Nov 19

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Midterm exam 2- Topics 4 Communication, 5 Foraging, and 6 Mating

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9 - Nov 22

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Topic 7. Parental and Social Behavior

Chapters 12 and 13 (all)

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Nov 25

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HOLIDAY TGiving NO CLASS

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Nov 26

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HOLIDAY TGiving NO CLASS

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10 - Nov 29

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11 - Dec 6

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Topic 8. Human Behavior

Chapter 14 (all)

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Final exam - Monday December 13

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**1 hour final exam, usual room 830- 920**

Make-up exams 930-1020

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