PSYCH 32500 - Animal Cognition (B/C)
This course will focus on various topics and readings in animal cognition within and across species from the perspectives of animal behavior, cognitive ethology and comparative cognition. In addition to familiarizing the students with what is currently known, the course is designed to stimulate critical and creative thinking about how we investigate and understand the minds and behavior of animals as diverse as chimpanzees, dolphins, elephants, monkeys, pigeons and humans. It will focus on various topics and readings in animal cognition including categorization, discrimination learning, decision making, social learning, tool use, culture and communication.
prereq: ENGL 12000, Completion of PSYCH 24900 or 25000