This course focuses on common domestic animals and their behavior. The interaction of the hormonal and physiological factors in animal behavior is also discussed. Ethological principles and methods are examined in lecture and field exercises. The recognition of normal versus abnormal animal behavior and prevention of behavior problems are emphasized. Animal learning theories and behavior modification techniques are also covered. An introduction to career options in animal behavior and professional organizations and publications is also included.
C or better in ANIMLSCI 105, ANIMLSCI 115 or ANIMLSCI 101 and ANIMLSCI 103