Animal Behavior

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Animal Behavior
Science Course
Course CodeANBE
Years of Operation1996-1999
Sites OfferedALX, OMS, SAN
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Course Description

From the CTY Course Catalog (1996):

Animals live in and move about specific areas during the course of their lives. Many share their habitats with other animals and compete for space and food. In this course students examine the many kinds of interactions involving animals. They learn how those interactions are affected by a particular habitat and by the role of individual animals in the larger biological world. Students compare how various animals rear their young, how they create a "home" as they find food and shelter, how they communicate and live with other animals, and how they adapt to a changing world. Students learn to distinguish between instinct and intelligence. Field trips, including visits to the Baltimore Zoo or the National Zoo in Washington, DC, are an integral part of the course. The field trips allow students to experience firsthand the observational and descriptive approach of ethology, the modern science of animal behavior.