ZOOL326 Animal BehaviourUpdated: 25 September 2019
Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.
|Supervised Exam||There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.|
|Pre-requisites||BIOL110 and BIOL120 and successful completion of at least 24cp at 200 level; or candidature in a postgraduate award|
The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.
- Animal Behaviour
|Coordinator(s)||Paul McDonald (email@example.com)|
This unit explores the field of animal behaviour through an evolutionary framework, focusing upon the unifying principles that govern the extraordinary diversity of natural behaviour around us. Lectures cover topics relevant to the major challenges facing animals throughout their lives, including navigating through their environment, finding mates, avoiding predators and in turn finding food. Emphasis is placed on the common factors that shape behaviour across taxa. Students also undertake practicals and field trips that provide the required training to observe behaviour, before using these skills to conduct an independent research project targeting a species of their choice.
|Materials||Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.|
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: