Course Descriptions

BIOL 58705 Animal Communication

Session Offered:

Fall Credit 3.0

Prerequisites:

BIOL 12100

Description:

This is an alternating year course, next offered Fall 2014.

  BIOL 58705 will be a broad-scaled analysis of animal communication. Topics will include the physics of sound- and light-signal production, propagation and reception of signals, the use of communication as a means of information transfer, and the evolution of signaling systems. Comments:  Some mathematical principles will be covered (e.g. in the evolution of signals), so some background in mathematics (e.g. calculus or algebra and introductory physics) would be helpful.

Instructor(s):

Jeffrey Lucas


E-mail:
jlucas@purdue.edu

Textbook(s):

Required Text:


Principles of Animal Communication, 2nd edition

Jack Bradbury, Sandra Vehrencamp

ISBN 9780878930456

 

Notes:

Exam information is available on-line via:
https://roomschedule.mypurdue.purdue.edu/Timetabling/exams.do

 

Course is offered every other year. Nex offering is fall 2018



Course Format:

Course is taught every other fall

CRN

Sec

Type

Cred

Days

Time

Location

10114

001

LEC

3

MWF

11:30-12:20pm

LILY G458



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