Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Oct 15, 2021  
Courses of Study 2021-2022
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ANSC 2300 - Introduction to Domestic Mammalian Behavior

Fall. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: BIOAP 1100  or permission of instructor.

L. Goodale.

An introduction to the behavior of domestic mammals and how behavior relates to management and welfare. Course explores both normal and abnormal behavior of farm and companion animal species. Some discussion of how these behaviors relate to animal welfare is involved but behavior, its development, and it purpose within and across species, is the main focus.

Outcome 1: Students will be able to summarize and compare categories of behavior (e.g. maternal behavior) between species, noting similarities and differences as well as proposing potential costs and benefits of the behavior(s).

Outcome 2: Students will be able to recognize and define “problem behaviors” and suggest potential causes and solutions for the behavior.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to articulate general concepts related to mammalian behavior and the study of mammalian behavior.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to critically evaluate peer-reviewed scientific articles by effectively reading, understanding, and analyzing the authors’ findings and conclusions.

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