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 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.

Students will:

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.