Learning Goals

Learning Goals

Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1

Students will demonstrate factual knowledge and theoretical understanding in the field of animal behavior.

Students will:

Objective A: Demonstrate mastery of topics: animal phylogeny-taxonomy, evolution of behavior, and anthropogenic impacts on non-human animals and the environment

Objective B: Articulate the controversial nature-nurture (instinct vs. learning) dichotomy

Objective C: Identify ways to recognize cognitive processes in non-human animals

Objective D: Separate observations from inferences

Student Learning Goal 2

Students will demonstrate practical knowledge and appropriate application of animal behavior and conservation in two of the following settings: domestic animals, captive wildlife, free-ranging wildlife

Students will:

Objective A: Generate realistic and effective solutions to simulated behavior problems in captive or domestic animals;

Objective B: Generate realistic and effective solutions to simulated conservation
problems

Objective C: Critically evaluate ethical implications of use or management of non-human
animals

Student Learning Goal 3

Students will demonstrate scientific literacy and communication about
science in written or oral form

Students will:

Objective A: Critically evaluate primary literature

Objective B: Interpret data

Objective C: Clearly articulate scientific ideas, concepts, and controversies