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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
2 x 1 hour classes per week, 3 x 3 hour practicals per trimester
You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.
The unit will be presented as a series of modules (2-5 classes each) which will examine explanations for the evolution of the diverse array of behavioural strategies we see in animals today. Topics include Proximate and ultimate causes of behaviour; How does behaviour develop?; Control of behaviour : endocrine control mechanisms; Function of behaviour – foraging; Migration and navigation behaviour; Proximate control of mating behaviour; and Evolution of human behaviour. Topics will be covered by staff which show internationally recognised research outputs within these areas, making the coverage both relevant and up to date.
Examination 45%, online test 10%, practical reports 45%
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