Date Lecture Topic *Additional Reading **In-class Exercises Homework Assignments
T 8 Jan Introduction to Course The Study of Behavior
Th 10 Jan Study of Behavior Observing Behavior (optional) Metaphor CS 1. Action Patterns (due 22 Jan)
T 15 Jan Evolution & Adaptation
Th 17 Jan No Class
T 22 Jan Group Selection CS Smith & Conway (optional) Evolution_ANS 2. Group Selection_ANS
Th 24 Jan Proximate & Ultimate & Hypothesis Testing Alcock Question 1.14 3. Proximate & Ultimate ANS
T 29 Jan Innate vs. Learned
Th 31 Jan Learning & Teaching (separate files) Quiz 1. ANS 4. Teaching CS
T 5 Feb Toad videos: #1, #2, #3 Sensory articles: Ants, Crocs, Squirrels, Spiders 5. Sensory system CS
Th 7 Feb Sensory Systems – Umwelt
T 12 Feb Neural mechanisms
Th 14 Feb Comparative Neural Mechanisms Nova Science Now Video
T 19 Feb Movie: Silence of the Bees Quiz 2. ANS
Th 21 Feb No Class
T 26 Feb Honeybee Behavior Honeybee reading (see details on course schedule)
Th 28 Feb Drive & Hormones (fixed)
Spring Break 2013!
T 12 Mar Exam Review Please some with questions to ask!
Th 14 Mar Mid Term Exam ANSWERS Directions for Mid Term Corrections
T 19 Mar Studying Behavioral Adaptations
Th 21 Mar Studying Behavioral Adaptations II Correlation CS, Graphs CS 6. Graphing HW
T 26 Mar Optimality models
Th 28 Mar Optimality & Foraging Guest Lecture: James Nifong, Alligator foraging
T 2 April Communication
Th 4 April Video: The Eloquent Communicators
T 9 April Sexual Selection Intro
Th 11 April Sexual Selection Continued 7. The Sex Contract
T 16 April Mating Systems Be sure to read this chapter especially carefully!
Th 18 April (1) Parental Care; (2) Conflicts in Parental Care (separate files) 8. Parental Care HW
T 23 April Sociobiology: Human Behavior
Th 25 April Final Exam REVIEW – optional (regular class time). Please come prepared with questions!
T 30 April FINAL EXAM 5:30 – 7:30 PM Weeks 10-16 Eat a good lunch!
* Additional Reading refers to reading that should be completed by the next class date, unless stated otherwise.
** Please bring a copy (paper or on your computer) of these exercises for that class date.