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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Neurobiology and Behavior
Course Number: BIOL 17
Course Objectives:
  • Students will be able to evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives (area B GEO being used as course level SLO).
  • Students will be able to describe how the nervous and endocrine systems cooperate to generate and control behavior.
  • Students will be able to construct time-activity budgets for various animal species.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast proximate and ultimate causes of behavior.
  • Students will be able to design zoo exhibits that would be appropriate for a particular animal's behavioral requirements.
  • Students will be able to describe how evolution could select for particular types of behaviors.
  • Students will be able to explain the role of cultural transmission in the behavior of animals.
  • Students will be able to assess the costs and benefits of various behaviors such as eating seeds instead of insects or sleeping instead of looking for food.
  • Students will be able to describe evolutionary processes. Students will be able to correctly describe the evolutionary process and be able to explain how this process can shape the behavior of an animal.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives
  • Students will be able to correctly identify the method of training seen in an animal show and be able to apply it to determine how the behavior was trained.
  • Students will be able to more accurately identify animals after attending a field trip.