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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.52-B (Spring 2001) 
  • Course Title:
  • Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Gerald Schneider 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 9.52-B Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology

    Spring 2001

    Course Highlights

    This undergraduate class presents human ethology for future researchers in the field, and is designed to be both broad and deep. While the course focuses primarily on humans, it explores the intersection of human ethology and animal behavior, because there are many similarities between the two disciplines. The extensive reading list draws on the seminal works in the field.

    Course Description

    Survey and special topics designed for students in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other animals.

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