BIOL 345

Animal Behaviour

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-3

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.

Undergraduate course in Biology offered by the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018

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