Course Description

Course Name

Understanding Behaviour

Session: VLNS3421

Hours & Credits

10 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.

Overview

Assessment: annotated bibliography (1500 words) [45%]; practical report (2000 words) [50%]; in-class group presentation and annotation of one research paper [5%]
Prerequisite(s): ANT020C159Y

Different theoretical approaches to the study of animal behaviour will be examined and their uses in different disciplines explored. Lectures and practical classes will be used to introduce the use of observation methods and experimental designs used in the observation of animal behaviour. The ethical problems of studying the behaviour of both animals and humans will also be discussed. The evolution of social behaviour, its consequences and ethical issues will be examined by including a wide range of species, including humans.

*Course content subject to change