Advanced Animal Behavior OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Biology Class on Animal Behavior

Published Feb 08, 2009

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Gain an understanding of how animals behave within their natural surroundings, as well as within a controlled setting. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology OpenCourseWare, 'Advanced Animal Behavior,' was developed for graduate students studying Cognitive Science and Biology.

Advanced Animal Behavior: Course Specifics

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Advanced Animal Behavior: Course Description

Professor Gerald Schneider of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology specializes in the behavior patterns of animals, the analysis of animal laboratory work and mammalian behavior. These topics, among others are the focus of the 'Advanced Animal Behavior' OpenCourseWare. Students in this graduate-level class will explore additional topics, including key concepts in ethology, animal sociobiology, animal learning, habitat selection and behavioral pharmacology and toxicology. Students will also learn about the behavior and traits of a variety of animals, including mice, insects and humans.

A list of suggested readings and a sample exam are available online. To learn more, visit the biology of animal behavior course page.

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