Date Lecture Topic *Additional Reading **In-class Exercises Homework Assignments
T 15 Jan Evolution & Adaptation
Th 17 Jan No Class
T 29 Jan Innate vs. Learned
Th 7 Feb Sensory Systems – Umwelt
T 12 Feb Neural mechanisms
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!
T 19 Mar Studying Behavioral Adaptations
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
T 16 April Mating Systems Be sure to read this chapter especially carefully!
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.