ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

EEE3ANB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will examine the diversity that we see in animal behaviour within a framework that incorporates animal ecology and evolution. We will focus on functional explanations of behaviour, namely how behaviour contributes to survival and/or reproductive success, but also address some of the underlying mechanisms that contribute to this diversity. Topics to be considered will include social behaviour, finding prey and avoiding predators, and animal communication strategies. We will also cover common methods and techniques used to study behaviour. The theory component will be presented through a flipped classroom approach.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Peters

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO2POS AND (ZOO2AP OR ZOO2FE)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Peters

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
One 4.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Oral presentation (500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Practical class report (500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Practical report (1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Three online quizzes (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
1 hour Exam (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2