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BIOL 4260  BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY (3 credits)

Behavioral ecology is the study of behavior from an evolutionary and ecological point of view. Through the integration of research at different organizational levels and the use of many different organisms, behavioral ecology is one of the most integrative fields in biological sciences. This course will provide an introduction to the basic concepts of behavioral ecology and the integrative approaches used in behavioral ecology. Further, the course will train students in critical reading and discussion of primary literature in writing and in an oral setting. (Cross-listed with BIOL 8266)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): For BIOL 4260: BIOL 2140 Genetics and BIOL 3340 Ecology; or permission by the instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.