BIOL 3360

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

(Lab Required) (Formerly ZOOL 3100, 022.310) An introduction to the study of animal behaviour including key concepts from the parent disciplines of ethology and comparative psychology, the genetic and physiological bases of behaviours, and evolutionary aspects introducing optimality and game theoretical models characteristic of modern behavioural ecology. Laboratory work involves the design and execution of a behavioural project at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Not to be held with the former 022.343. Prerequisites: a “C” or better in one of BIOL 2300 (BOTN 2370, ZOOL 2370, 001.237, 022.237), BIOL 2301 (BOTN 2371, ZOOL 2371) or AGEC 2370 (065.237); and BIOL 2210 (ZOOL 2320, 022.232) (C); or consent of department.

Fall 2017 sections

Lecture section

  • A01
    Instructors: James F Hare
    CRN: 11509
    Lecture Location: 301 Biological Sciences
    Dates: September 07 – December 08
    Slot 3: 10:30 AM–11:20 AM, M.W.F.

Lab sections

  • B01
    Instructors: James F Hare
    CRN: 11510
    Laboratory Location: 110 Biological Sciences
    Dates: September 07 – December 08
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:25 PM, M.
  • B02
    Instructors: James F Hare
    CRN: 11511
    Laboratory Location: 110 Biological Sciences
    Dates: September 07 – December 08
    Time: 2:30 PM–5:25 PM, Tu.

Important Dates

December 11 – December 21: Fall Term Exam Period (includes tests and midterm exams for Fall/Winter Term classes)

December 22 – January 1: Winter Holiday (University Closed)

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Jennifer Sojka, MSc Defense: “Proximate and ultimate causes of personality in a non-aggressive, African ground squirrel” — Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Karen Dunmall PhD Oral Defense: “Pacific salmon in the Canadian Arctic Indicators of Change” — Tuesday, December 19 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Matthew Doering, PhD Proposal: “Adding spice to fungicides: Discovery of novel genes operating in specialised metabolite biosynthesis in Piper spp. (Piperaceae)” — Wednesday, December 20 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Jared Field, MSc Defense: “Alternative splicing of Bnip3 modulates calcium signals to prevent mitochondrail-dependent cell death and regulate gene expression” — Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m., 201 BSB.