Learning Goals & Objectives
Student Learning Goal 1
Students will demonstrate factual knowledge and theoretical understanding in the field of animal behavior.
Objective A: Demonstrate mastery of topics: animal phylogeny-taxonomy and evolution of behavior;
Objective B: Articulate the controversial nature-nurture (instinct vs. learning) dichotomy;
Objective C: Recognize motivation as critical in distinguishing different forms of behavior;
Objective D: Separate observations from inferences.
Student Learning Goal 2
Students will demonstrate practical knowledge and appropriate application of animal behavior and conservation in the applied setting.
Objective A: Generate realistic and effective solutions to simulated behavior problems in pets;
Objective B: Generate realistic and effective solutions to simulated behavior problems in zoo animals;
Objective C: Generate realistic and effective solutions to simulated wildlife conservation problems.