ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

EEE3ANB

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Thissubject will examine the diversity that we see in animal behaviour within aframework that incorporates animal ecology and evolution. We will focus onfunctional explanations of behaviour, namely how behaviour contributes tosurvival and/or reproductive success, but also address some of the underlyingmechanisms that contribute to this diversity. Topics to be considered willinclude social behaviour, finding prey and avoiding predators, and animalcommunication strategies. We will also cover common methods and techniques used to study behaviour.The lecture component will cover background and theory related to specifictechniques, interactive activities and case studies in the use of a variety oftechniques.
 

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Peters

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BIO2POS and either ZOO2FE or ZOO2AP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use scientific terminology to describe and explain the fundamental concepts and current issues of the discipline area of Animal Behaviour.

Activities:
Lectures and laboratory classes, online quizzes, workshops, laboratory reports and worksheets
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Collect, summarise, analyse and interpret scientific data collected via experiments, laboratory procedures, or field observations.

Activities:
Lectures and Lectures and laboratory classes, online quizzes, workshops, laboratory reports and worksheets, poster or oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Produce clear, concise, grammatically correct written and spoken work (report, poster or oral presentation) that presents coherent evidence-based explanations and communicates the results of scientific experiments, current scientific/discipline issues, or theoretical concepts to peers.

Activities:
Laboratory report, poster or oral presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Peters

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online quizzes2 quizzes @ 15 min each (=500 words)10 01
Practical class worksheets2 worksheets @ 500 words each (=1000 words)15 01, 02
Practical report1500 word report (=1500 words)35 01, 02, 03
Exam1.5 hr exam (=1500 words)40 01, 02