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Animal Behavior Program

Minor in Animal Behavior

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements ANBEHMIN
For students with primary interests in anthropology, biology, neuroscience, and other fields in the life sciences, the Minor in Integrative Study of Animal Behavior provides an introduction to the study of behavior from multiple levels of analysis, including physiological, cognitive and developmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of behavior.

Requirements

The minor requires at least 17 credit hours*, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory courses. Two (2) introductory courses, choosing one (1) course from two (2) of the following departments (2 courses total):
    • Anthropology courses
      • ANTH-B 111 Introduction to Chimpanzee Behavior and Cognition
      • ANTH-B 200 Bioanthropology
      • ANTH-E 200 Social and Cultural Anthropology
      • ANTH-L 200 Language and Culture
      • ANTH-P 200 Introduction to Archaeology
    • Biology courses
      • BIOL-E 111 Basic Biology by Examination I
      • BIOL-E 112 Basic Biology by Examination II
      • BIOL-H 111 Integrated Freshman Learning Experience I
      • BIOL-L 111 Foundations of Biology: Diversity, Evolution, and Ecology
      • BIOL-L 112 Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms
    • Psychological and Brain Sciences courses
      • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I
      • PSY-P 102 Introductory Psychology II
      • PSY-P 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences
  2. Animal Behavior. One (1) course:
    • BIOL-Z 460 Animal Behavior
  3. Perspectives in Animal Behavior. One (1) course from two (2) of the following categories, representing core perspectives for studying animal behavior (2 courses total):
    • Evolutionary/Ecological Perspective courses
      • ABEH-A 301 Animal Conservation Science
      • ABEH-A 401 Topical Issues in Animal Behavior (Approved topics: "SPECIAL TOPICS IN AVIAN CONSERVATION" (TPC 5))
      • ANTH-B 368 The Evolution of Primate Social Behavior
      • ANTH-B 400 Undergraduate Seminar (Approved topics: "CHIMP BEHV:LEGACY JANE GOODALL" (TPC 12))
      • ANTH-B 466 The Primates
      • BIOL-L 307
      • BIOL-L 318 Evolution
      • BIOL-L 369 Heredity, Evolution, and Society
      • BIOL-L 423 Brain, Behavior and Evolution
      • BIOL-L 473 Ecology
      • BIOL-S 318 Evolution, Honors
      • BIOL-Z 374
      • BIOL-Z 476 Biology of Fishes
      • EAS-E 341
      • EAS-X 377 Field Geology and Paleoanthropology at Olduvai Gorge
      • GEOG-G 307 Biogeography: The Distribution of Life
      • SPEA-E 457 INTRODUCTION TO CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
      • SPEA-E 460 FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
    • Environmental/Developmental/Cognitive Perspective courses
      • ANTH-A 200 Topics in Anthropology of Culture and Society (approved topic: "Introduction to the Chimpanzee")
      • ANTH-B 200 Bioanthropology
      • ANTH-B 400 Undergraduate Seminar (approved topic: "Evolution of Human Cognition")
      • ANTH-E 200 Social and Cultural Anthropology
      • ANTH-L 200 Language and Culture
      • BIOL-L 417 Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
      • COGS-Q 240 Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive and Information Sciences
      • COGS-Q 301 Brain and Cognition
      • COGS-Q 345 Animal Cognition
      • INFO-I 400 TOPICS IN INFORMATICS (approved topic: "Humans, Animals, and Artificial Intelligence")
      • INFO-I 400 TOPICS IN INFORMATICS (approved topic: "Seminar in Animal-Computer Interaction")
      • LING-L 214 Animal Communication
      • PHIL-P 360 Philosophy of Mind
      • PSY-P 325 Psychology of Learning
      • PSY-P 327 Psychology of Motivation
      • PSY-P 329 Sensation and Perception
      • PSY-P 330 Perception/Action
      • PSY-P 335 Cognitive Psychology
      • PSY-P 416 Evolution and Ecology of Learning
      • PSY-P 444 Scientific Writing in the Psychological and Brain Sciences
    • Mechanisms of Behavior Perspective courses
      • ABEH-A 401 Topical Issues in Animal Behavior (Approved topics: "BEHAVIORAL GENETICS AND EPIGENETICS" (TPC 3); "SENSORY ECOLOGY" (TPC 7); "SENSORY ECOLOGY" (TPC 2); "THE SOCIAL BRAIN" (TPC 4))
      • ANTH-B 333 Chimpanzee Biology: Anatomy, Evolution, Ecology, and Physiology
      • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
      • BIOL-L 410 Topical Issues in Biology (Approved topics: "GENETICS OF BEHAVIOR" (TPC 15))
      • BIOL-L 453 Sensory Ecology
      • BIOL-Z 462 Genetics of Behavior
      • ANTH-B 340 Hormones and Human Behavior
      • BIOL-L 340 Biology of Sexual Diversity
      • BIOL-L 423 Brain, Behavior and Evolution
      • BIOL-Z 463 Comparative Neurobiology of Animal Behavior
      • BIOL-Z 466 Endocrinology
      • One of the following:
        • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
        • PSY-P 346 Neuroscience
      • PSY-P 407 Drugs and the Nervous System
      • PSY-P 409 Neural Bases of Sensory Function
      • PSY-P 410 Development of the Brain and Behavior
      • PSY-P 411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory
      • PSY-P 456
      • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology (Approved topics: "NEUROBIOLOGY OF COGNITION" (TPC 168); "THE SOCIAL BRAIN" (TPC 136))
      • PSY-P 469 Stress Effects on Brain and Behavior
      • PHSL-P 416 COMPARATIVE ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
  4. Advanced Elective. One (1) course:
    • Additional course(s) at the 300-499 level from the Perspectives in Animal Behavior lists above
    • ABEH-A 401 Topical Issues in Animal Behavior
    • ABEH-X 473 Animal Behavior Internship
    • ANTH-B 301 Laboratory in Bioanthropology
    • ANTH-B 466 The Primates
    • ANTH-P 425 Faunal Osteology
    • ANTH-P 426 Problems in Zooarchaeology
    • BIOL-L 307 Biodiversity
    • BIOL-L 376 Biology of Birds
    • BIOL-L 377 Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
    • BIOL-L 417 Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    • BIOL-L 433 Tropical Biology
    • BIOL-L 465 Advanced Field Biology
    • BIOL-L 474 Field and Laboratory Ecology
    • BIOL-Z 373 Entomology
    • BIOL-Z 374 Invertebrate Zoology
    • BIOL-Z 375 Invertebrate Zoology Laboratory
    • BIOL-Z 406 Vertebrate Zoology
    • BIOL-Z 476 Biology of Fishes
    • EAS-E 341 Natural History of Coral Reefs
    • EAS-X 377 Field Geology and Paleoanthropology at Olduvai Gorge
    • PSY-P 315 Developmental Psychology
    • PSY-P 327 Psychology of Motivation
    • PSY-P 426 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 444 Scientific Writing in the Psychological and Brain Sciences
  5. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to minor requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.