BIOL 240H Animal Behavior Observational Research Methods: Honors
This course will meet primarily at Lincoln Park Zoo, with a few on-campus meetings. The course will provide students with a hands-on introduction to animal behavior observational research methods. We will use Chicago’s own Lincoln Park Zoo as our laboratory to learn how to use a range of different observational research methods practiced by professionals in the field of animal behavior. This course will introduce students to appropriate experimental design for behavioral research and different sampling methods through discussion of primary literature and hands-on behavioral data collection. Students will use the scientific method from hypothesis formulation to data analysis, discussion, and scientific communication by designing and presenting their own independent behavioral research projects.
It is assumed that students have had some biology and stats in high school or college, and it is suggested that they take BIOL 150 Animal Behavior prior to taking this course. This is an Honors course and students need a GPA of 3.50 or higher to register.
Prerequisites ENGL 122 International Writing and Rhetoric II or ENGL 112 Writing and Rhetoric II
Requirements 3.5 or Higher GPA (35GP)
Minimum Credits 4 Maximum Credits 4
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