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BIOL 58705 Animal Communication

Session Offered:

Fall Credit 3.0


BIOL 12100


This is an alternating year course, next offered Fall 2020, Fall 2022,Fall 2024.

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.


Jeffrey Lucas



Required Text:

Title: Principles of Animal Communication


Author: J.W. Bradbury




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

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