- The Biology of Human Consciousness
- CSI: Seattle
- Dinosaurs, Mass Extinction and the Fossil Record
- Flight and Space Exploration
- Indistinguishable from Magic: New Technologies, Science Fiction, and Us
- Introduction to Image Processing and Python
- Neurobiology of Perception
- Numbers and Reasons
- Opposites Attract: Creative Thinking in the Sciences and Art
- Secret Codes and Online Security
- Sensory Worlds and Behavior of Animals
- Sustainable Energy Solutions for the 21st Century: Science, Technology, and Policy
- This is Your Brain on Drugs - Literally
- What Animals Can Teach Us About Human Behavior
WHAT ANIMALS TEACH US ABOUT HUMAN BEHAVIORMost people are fascinated by the way animals behave, whether watching animals in the wild or their pets at home. But can we really learn anything about the way humans behave from studying animals? The answer is 'yes' and the reason is that we share a common evolutionary ancestry with all animals. With video, slides and movies, you will learn about the extraordinary diversity of animal behaviors and how to apply evolutionary theory to explain why these behaviors occur.
What the Course Covers
- Field trips to the zoo and a nature reserve to give you 'hands on' experience of how to collect and analyze data on animal behavior.
- Work with a small team of fellow students to prepare and give a short PowerPoint presentation on the evolutionary basis of a human behavior, e.g., Mate Choice or the Lack of It in Humans.
Students wishing to gain a basic knowledge of evolutionary theory, which is essential for those pursuing studies in a wide range of biological, medical and social science disciplines.
This course can be used toward completion of the Natural World (NW) requirement.
Meets: T W Th F, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Instructor: Adrian O'Loghlen
Course Number: PSYCH 200
Course Status: Open