Description: Communication is central to the lives of most, if not all animals. How and why animals communicate is thus central to understanding the ecology, behavior, neurobiology, and evolution of animal systems. This course will focus on understanding the basic principles driving the communication system of a species, drawing together topics ranging from the physical properties of the environment, physiology of sensory systems, animal behavior and ecology, using examples from classic and recent publications.
Prerequisites: Biology 1B. Animal Behavior (ESPM C126/IB C144) recommended.
Restricted To: Majority of seats are reserved for IB majors during Phase I; 3+ Terms in Attendance during Phase II.
Expected Enrollment: 24