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BIOL 4317 [0.5 credit] Neuroethology: The Neural Basis of Animal Behaviour

Proximate mechanisms underlying animal behaviour. Focus on evolution of nervous systems in response to environmental selection pressures. Topics include: genetic and hormonal influences on behaviour (e.g. maternal care); unique sensory worlds (e.g. magnetic); various levels of neural integration, from simple reflexes to complex social behaviour.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 3305 or BIOL 3306, or permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week.