Ethology
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Course code
PSP6043.LT
old course code
PSP6043
Course title in Estonian
Etoloogia
Course title in English
Ethology
ECTS credits
5.0
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
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Course aims
Introduce the universal and species-specific biological bases of behavior
Brief description of the course
Fundamentals of etology. Animal behavior as a biological system. Behavior, its specifics according to species, ecology and semiotics. Living environment as an interactive context. The functions and forms of the nervous and the endocrine system. Memory, emotions, aggressiveness, thinking, attention. Territoriality and sociality. Instincts. Self-defense, nutrition, comfort behavior, sexual behavior, caring for offspring. Own and strangers. Search and recognition. Human etology. Culture as a characteristic of species. Dialogue options.
The student independently works through the required reading and observes the behavior of one freely chosen animal and analyzes this based on the acquired theoretical knowledge.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is able to connect and unterstands spesifics of human and animal species and their behavior.
Teacher
Aleksei Turovski
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