Evolutionary and comparative analyses of behaviour. Topics include taxonomic diversity of nervous systems, proximate and ultimate mechanisms, nature/nurture controversies, communication and sensory modes, foraging behaviours, mate choice, sociality and warfare. Laboratory includes observational and experimental approaches to behaviour of representative invertebrate and vertebrate taxa.
- Students with credit in MRNE 446 may take this course for credit.
- BIOL 184 or BIOL 190B; and
- BIOL 186 or BIOL 190A; and
- minimum third-year standing; and
- either BIOL 215, or declared Honours or Major in Anthropology or declared Honours or Major in Combined Biology and Psychology.