Fundamental Lecture in Comparative Animal Behavior

Numbering Code G-SCI54 59629 LE46
G-SCI54 59629 LE70
G-SCI54 59629 LE68
Year/Term 2021 ・ Intensive, First semester
Number of Credits 1 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Master's students Target Student
Language English Day/Period Intensive
Instructor name Andrew MacIntosh (Primate Research Institute Associate Professor)
HATTORI YUKO (Primate Research Institute Assistant Professor)
TOMIYA SUSUMU (Primate Research Institute Program-Specific Assistant Professor)
TOKUYAMA NAHOKO (Graduate School of Science Program-Specific Assistant Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course is designed to familiarize students with the field of comparative animal behavior and current wisdom about how and why animals behave the way they do.
Course Goals In the class, students learn multiple perspective on how to approach animal behavior and its evolution, which is a fundamental requirement for them to design their own research.
Schedule and Contents The following topics are covered during the lecture series:

Introduction to animal behavior; mechanisms of behavior; cognition, learning and culture; communication; sex and sociality; cooperation and group living; evolution and the comparative approach; reconstructing behavior; conservation behavior

Lecture Schedule*
1. May 21 - MacIntosh
2. May 24 - Tokuyama
3. May 25 - Hattori
4. May 26 - Hattori
5. May 27 - MacIntosh
5. May 28 - MacIntosh
7. June 11 - Tomiya
8. June 14 - Tomiya

*specific topics in each lecture will be announced in advance of the course.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are required to read/view any materials provided them before/after the class.