Animal Behaviour (2018)

Animal Behaviour is the study of behaviour patterns in animals (including humans), and of how the behaviour of individuals helps to determine the density and distribution of populations. A knowledge of animal behaviour is of increasing importance in areas such as evolutionary biology, conservation biology, and the efficient and humane management of farm animals.

Animal Behaviour is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Animal Behaviour students must complete 60 points from the papers listed below, including BIOEB200, BIOEB301 and a further 30 points.

Note: There will be no new enrolments into the Animal Behaviour major from 2018. Students who commenced a major in Animal Behaviour in 2017 or prior should contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering for advice.

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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB102Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity18B (Hamilton)
    An introduction to the principles of ecology and biodiversity. Topics include population, community and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology, and the structure, functioning and environmental responses of animals and plants. Examples will include New Zealand ecosystems and biota.
    PSYCH100Brain, Behaviour and Cognition18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces perceptual systems, mechanisms of learning, emotions and motivation, the biological basis of psychology, such as brain structure and functioning, processes underlying behaviour, memory and cognition.
    PSYCH101Social Psychology, Health and Well-being18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper will introduce major issues in psychology particularly as they relate to health, wellbeing, mental illness, forensic psychology, lifespan development, and social factors in a range of contexts.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOEB200Behavioural Ecology & Conservation18B (Hamilton)
    The paper provides an introduction to the principles and concepts of behavioural ecology, and to the application of these to case studies in conservation biology in New Zealand.
    BIOEB203Animal Structure and Function18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper is an integrated theoretical and experimental study of the principles of animal structure and function. Comparative aspects will be emphasised in how animals adapt to their environment. Topics covered include homeostasis, the function of major organ systems, ecophysiology, musculoskeletal design and locomotion. An introd...
    PSYCH204Behavioural Psychology and Perception18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    Students will learn the basic assumptions of the philosophy of behaviourism, the principles of behaviour analysis, and how those principles can be applied to issues of clinical and community importance.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    BIOL333Advanced Animal Behaviour18B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the development, causation, function and evolutionary history of vertebrate and invertebrate behaviour. It applies behavioural information to conservation biology and animal welfare.
    BIOL338Advanced Zoology18B (Hamilton)
    An examination of the evolutionary biology of animals, including structure, function and evolutionary adaptation of selected invertebrates and vertebrates.
    PSYC314Behaviour Analysis18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    A study of theoretical, experimental and applied behaviour analysis. Laboratory work involving animals is required.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 2 April 2020 10:01am

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