2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

Course description

General introduction to the field of animal behavior. Topics include evolution and behavior, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, chemical ecology, communication, orientation and navigation.

Outcome 1: To acquire a greater awareness of, and curiosity about, your own behavior and the behavior of other living things.

Outcome 2: To gain mastery at asking and answering questions about the mechanisms and evolution of behavior by performing observations, generating hypotheses, deriving predictions, and developing tests to investigate the causes of behavior.

Outcome 3: To appreciate the similarities and differences between the behaviors of humans and non-human animals, and to understand how the study of behavior is relevant to your other courses, to your own life, and to the world around you.

Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2220.


Two majors-level biology courses.


Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:BIONB 2210 001-LEC
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Time / room:M-F 1 PM - 2:15 PM / TBA
Credit:3 - 4 V
Notes:The 4-credit option of this course fulfills the NBB concentration requirements.
Related:BIONB 2210 201-DIS

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:BIONB 2210 201-DIS
Session:6-week Summer session
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Grade:Student option
Max. enroll:30
Notes:Discussion section days will be set during first week of class, to determine optimal meeting time for students.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in BIONB 2210 001-LEC
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

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