Animal Behavior (Graduate Group)

Gail L. Patricelli, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Group

Group Office. 227D Life Sciences 530-752-2981; Fax 530-752-8822; animalbehavior@biosci.ucdavis.edu; http://anb.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. The Group includes faculty from 12 departments in five schools and college.

Gail L. Patricelli, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Group

Group Office. 227D Life Sciences 530-752-2981; Fax 530-752-8822; animalbehavior@biosci.ucdavis.edu; http://anb.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. The Group includes faculty from 12 departments in five schools and college.

Graduate Study. The Ph.D. program in Animal Behavior is an interdepartmental program focusing on the mechanisms underlying and evolution of behavior, and applications of animal behavior to current problems in conservation biology and animal welfare. The program trains students for teaching and research in a variety of areas, including anthropology, animal science, ecology, entomology, neurobiology, psychology, physiology, veterinary science, wildlife biology, and zoology. Resources available to students, in addition to various departmental facilities, include those of the California National Primate Research Center, Bodega Marine Laboratory, and the UC Natural Reserve System.

The Master of Science degree is offered only en route to the Ph.D.

There is an application deadline of Dec 1 for fall quarter.

Preparation
Units: 0
Appropriate preparation is a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the biology of behavior. In addition, at least one course from each of the following areas must be taken before admission into the program or before the end of the first year in the program.
 
Ecology, e.g.:
 
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 100
General Ecology (Active)
4
Genetics, e.g.:
 
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
Statistics, e.g.:
 
STA 102
Introduction to Probability Modeling and Statistical Inference (Discontinued)
4
ANT 119
World Writing Systems (Discontinued)
4
Evolution, e.g.:
 
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
Animal Behavior, e.g.:
 
NPB 102
Animal Behavior (Active)
3
Physiology, e.g.:
 
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
Core Requirements
Units: 24-27
Students take two “breadth” courses, at least one course in statistics, a methodology and grant writing course, and a graduate seminar.
 
Required courses:
 
Fundamentals of Animal Behavior
 
ANB 218A
Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (Active)
5
ANB 218B
Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (Active)
5
Methodology and Grant Writing
 
ANB 201
Scientific Approaches to Animal Behavior Research (Active)
3
Advanced Statistics
 
PSC 204A
Statistical Analysis of Psychological Experiments (Active)
5
PSC 204B
Causal Modeling of Correlational Data (Active)
5
PSC 204C
Applied Psychometrics and Measurement Theory (Discontinued)
4
PSC 204D
Advanced Statistical Inference from Psychological Experiments (Active)
5
STA 106
Applied Statistical Methods: Analysis of Variance (Active)
4
STA 108
Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis (Active)
4
STA 138
Analysis of Categorical Data (Active)
4
STA 205
Statistical Methods for Research with SAS (Active)
4
AGR 204 (Nonexistent)
 
AGR 206
Multivariate Systems and Modeling (Discontinued)
4
Graduate Seminars
 
ANB 290
Seminar in Animal Behavior (Active)
1-3
Strongly recommended:
 
A course on teaching science:
 
BIS 310
Effective Teaching of College Biology (Discontinued)
2
PSC 390A
The Teaching of Psychology (Active)
6
PSC 390B
The Teaching of Psychology (Active)
4
Electives:
 
Students also take two additional courses (of at least 3 units each) in the student's area of specialization, chosen in consultation with and approved by the Course Guidance Committee.
 
Strongly recommended:
 
At least one additional course in statistics or modeling. In addition to the above listed courses, modeling courses include:
 
PBG 231
Mathematical Methods in Population Biology (Active)
3
PSC 120
Agent-Based Modeling (Active)
4
Total: 24-27

Gail L. Patricelli, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Group

Group Office. 227D Life Sciences 530-752-2981; Fax 530-752-8822; animalbehavior@biosci.ucdavis.edu; http://anb.ucdavis.edu/

Faculty. The Group includes faculty from 12 departments in five schools and college.

Graduate Study. The Ph.D. program in Animal Behavior is an interdepartmental program focusing on the mechanisms underlying and evolution of behavior, and applications of animal behavior to current problems in conservation biology and animal welfare. The program trains students for teaching and research in a variety of areas, including anthropology, animal science, ecology, entomology, neurobiology, psychology, physiology, veterinary science, wildlife biology, and zoology. Resources available to students, in addition to various departmental facilities, include those of the California National Primate Research Center, Bodega Marine Laboratory, and the UC Natural Reserve System.

The Master of Science degree is offered only en route to the Ph.D.

There is an application deadline of Dec 1 for fall quarter.

Preparation
Units: 0
Appropriate preparation is a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the biology of behavior. In addition, at least one course from each of the following areas must be taken before admission into the program or before the end of the first year in the program.
 
Ecology, e.g.:
 
EVE 101
Introduction to Ecology (Active)
4
ESP 100
General Ecology (Active)
4
Genetics, e.g.:
 
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
Statistics, e.g.:
 
STA 102
Introduction to Probability Modeling and Statistical Inference (Discontinued)
4
PSC 103
Advanced Research Design and Data Analysis (Discontinued)
5
Evolution, e.g.:
 
EVE 100
Introduction to Evolution (Active)
4
Animal Behavior, e.g.:
 
NPB 102
Animal Behavior (Active)
3
Physiology, e.g.:
 
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
Core Requirements
Units: 24-27
Students take two “breadth” courses, at least one course in statistics, a methodology and grant writing course, and a graduate seminar.
 
Required courses:
 
Fundamentals of Animal Behavior
 
ANB 218A
Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (Active)
5
ANB 218B
Fundamentals of Animal Behavior (Active)
5
Methodology and Grant Writing
 
ANB 201
Scientific Approaches to Animal Behavior Research (Active)
3
Advanced Statistics
4-5
PSC 204A
Statistical Analysis of Psychological Experiments (Active)
5
PSC 204B
Causal Modeling of Correlational Data (Active)
5
PSC 204C
Applied Psychometrics and Measurement Theory (Discontinued)
4
PSC 204D
Advanced Statistical Inference from Psychological Experiments (Active)
5
STA 106
Applied Statistical Methods: Analysis of Variance (Active)
4
STA 108
Applied Statistical Methods: Regression Analysis (Active)
4
STA 138
Analysis of Categorical Data (Active)
4
STA 205
Statistical Methods for Research with SAS (Active)
4
AGR 204 (Nonexistent)
 
AGR 206
Multivariate Systems and Modeling (Discontinued)
4
Graduate Seminars
 
ANB 290
Seminar in Animal Behavior (Active)
1-3
Strongly recommended:
 
A course on teaching science:
 
BIS 015
Biology of Aging (Discontinued)
3
PSC 390A
The Teaching of Psychology (Active)
6
PSC 390B
The Teaching of Psychology (Active)
4
Electives:
 
Students also take two additional courses (of at least 3 units each) in the student's area of specialization, chosen in consultation with and approved by the Course Guidance Committee.
 
Strongly recommended:
 
At least one additional course in statistics or modeling. In addition to the above listed courses, modeling courses include:
 
PBG 231
Mathematical Methods in Population Biology (Active)
3
PSC 120
Agent-Based Modeling (Active)
4
Total: 24-27
Courses in ANB:
ANB 201Scientific Approaches to Animal Behavior Research (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Philosophical issues, goals, strategies and tools in field and laboratory research. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANB 210History of Animal Behavior (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Classic, seminal papers in animal behavior. Discussion of readings and broader historical context in which papers were written. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 2002 Fall Quarter.
ANB 218AFundamentals of Animal Behavior (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper-division undergraduate introduction to the biology of behavior, such as PSC 101, PSC 122, PSC 123, NPB 102, NPB 150, NPB 152, WFC 141, ENT 104, or ANS 105. Survey of the phenomena and theory of animal behavior from the perspectives of multiple biological disciplines, including evolution, ecology, psychology, genetics, neurobiology, endocrinology, and animal science. (Same course as PSC 218A.) (Letter.) Effective: 2007 Fall Quarter.
ANB 218BFundamentals of Animal Behavior (5) Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANB 218A or PSC 218A; or ECL 218A; consent of instructor. Survey of the phenomena and theory of animal behavior from the perspectives of multiple biological disciplines, including evolution, ecology, psychology, genetics, neurobiology, endocrinology, and animal science. (Same course as PSC 218B.) (Letter.) Effective: 2007 Fall Quarter.
ANB 221Animal Behavior, Ecology and Evolution (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NPB 102; EVE 100; EVE 101; and Consent of Instructor. Or the equivalent, graduate standing. Interface between animal behavior, ecology and evolution. New developments in behavioral ecology development and testing of hypotheses in this discipline. (Same course as PBG 221.) (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Winter Quarter.
ANB 230AInterdisciplinary Approaches to Animal Behavior (3) Active
Seminar—3 hour(s); Term Paper. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Analysis of literature in behavior and an allied discipline or disciplines that offer the potential, in combination, to advance the understanding of a topic in animal behavior conceptually and empirically. Topics will vary from year to year. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANB 230BInterdisciplinary Approaches to Animal Behavior (5) Active
Workshop—4 hour(s); Discussion—3 hour(s); Term Paper—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ANB 230A; Taken the previous quarter. Development of an empirical or theoretical interdisciplinary approach to research on a current topic in animal behavior. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANB 270Research Conference in Behavioral Ecology (1) Active
Conference—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Critical presentation and evaluation of current literature and ongoing research in behavioral ecology. Limited enrollment. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
ANB 287Advanced Animal Behavior (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NPB 102; (EVE 100 or EVE 101); and Consent of Instructor. Or the equivalents; graduate standing. Reading, reports and discussion on current topics in animal behavior, with a focus on topics that lie at the interface between animal behavior, ecology and evolution. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Same course as PBG 287.) (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
ANB 290Seminar in Animal Behavior (1-3) Active
Seminar—1-3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Selected topics in animal behavior. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANB 294Seminar in Behavioral Ecology of Predators and Prey (3) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Presentation and analysis of research papers on social and foraging behavior of predatory animals, antipredator strategies of prey species, co-evolution of predators and prey, and ecology of predator prey interactions. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Same course as WFC 294.) (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Winter Quarter.
ANB 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Discussion—1-5 hour(s); Laboratory—5-15 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Lectures and/or discussion of current issues, problems, or techniques in animal behavior. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANB 299Research (1-12) Active
Laboratory—3-36 hour(s). Advanced research in one of the specialty areas in animal behavior (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
ANB 396Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4) Active
Variable. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.