Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Peters
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesBIO2POS AND (ZOO2AP OR ZOO2FE)
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Peters
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.
|Oral presentation (500-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|Practical class report (500-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|Practical report (1,500-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|Three online quizzes (1,000-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||25||SILO1, SILO2|
|1 hour Exam (1,000-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||25||SILO1, SILO2|