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2000-2002
Academic Bulletin

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Indiana University 
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Animal Behavior

Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. Minor in Animal Behavior
Area Certificate in Animal Behavior
Courses
Cross-Listed Courses

Bloomington

Co-Directors
Professor Ellen Ketterson and Professor William Timberlake

Departmental e-mail:
lisummer@indiana.edu

Departmental URL:
http://www.indiana.edu/~animal/index.html

Graduate Faculty

Professors
Jeffrey Alberts (Psychology), Ellen Ketterson (Biology), Curtis Lively (Biology), Val Nolan Jr. (Emeritus, Biology), William Rowland (Biology), Dale Sengelaub (Program in Neural Science, Psychology), Joseph Steinmetz (Program in Neural Science, Psychology), Roderick Suthers (Medical Sciences, Neural Science), William Timberlake (Psychology), Meredith West (Psychology)

Associate Professors
Edmund D. Brodie, III (Biology), Armando Machado* (Psychology)

Senior Scientist
Andrew King* (Psychology)

Academic Advisors
Professor Ellen Ketterson, Jordan 033, (812) 855-6837; Professor William Timberlake, Psychology 324, (812) 855-4042

Adjunct Professors
Robert DeVoe (Optometry), Craig Nelson (Biology), Rudolf Raff (Biology), J. C. Randolph (School of Public and Environmental Affairs), George Rebec (Program in Neural Science, Psychology), Esther Thelen (Psychology)

Adjunct Associate Professors
Preston Garraghty* (Neural Science, Psychology), Kevin Hunt (Anthropology), Henry Prange (Medical Sciences), Dolores Schroeder (Program in Neural Science, Medical Sciences)

Admission Requirements
Students must be admitted to a Ph.D. program in the Department of Biology, the Department of Psychology, or the Program in Neural Science or other related departments or programs (e.g., Program in Medical Sciences, Anthropology). They must also apply to the Program in Animal Behavior.

Students should select an advisory committee made up of at least three members of the graduate faculty. For students whose home department or program is biology, at least one member of the advisory committee from the Department of Psychology or the Program in Neural Science is expected. For students whose home department or program is the Department of Psychology or the Program in Neural Science, at least one member of the advisory committee from biology is expected. At least two of the studentís committee members must be members of the Program in Animal Behavior.

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Ph.D. Minor in Animal Behavior

Course Requirements
The minor in animal behavior requires the following courses: L567; N500 or M555; P504 or P527; and A501. A500 and A502 are recommended.

Examination
As required by home department or program.

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Area Certificate in Animal Behavior

Course Requirements
The requirements for the Area Certificate in Animal Behavior include all of the requirements of the minor, plus A502, one additional semester of A501 and one additional course from the approved list including: L581, Z540, P548, P526, or P717.

Examination
As required by home department or program.

Statistics Requirement As required by home department or program.

Thesis
Required.

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Courses

A500 Introduction to Animal Behavior Research (1 cr.) Introduces students to research opportunities in animal behavior. Faculty will present overviews of their research programs, emphasizing the integrative aspects of their work and its application to functional and mechanistic explanations of behavior.
A501 Seminar in the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (2-3 cr.) Investigation of functional behavior of animals (e.g., migration, parental behavior, mate choice) using an interdisciplinary approach that attempts to integrate the perspectives of developmental psychology, ecology and evolutionary biology, neural science, and the science of learning and memory. Topic will vary. May be repeated for credit.
A502 Research and Professional Ethics in Bio-Behavioral Sciences (1 cr.) Readings and discussion dealing with general ethical issues in science, with a particular focus on animal behavior. Topics include treatment and protection of animals; the acquisition, analysis, and use of data; student-mentor and student-teacher relations; credit, authorship, and peer review.

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Cross-Listed Courses

Biology
L567 Evolution (3 cr.)
Z540 Genetics of Population (3 cr.)
L581 Behavioral Ecology (3 cr.)

Medical Sciences
M555 Medical Neuroscience (5 cr.)
P548 Neuroethology (2 cr.)

Neural Science
N500 Neural Science I (4 cr.)
N501 Neural Science II (3 cr.)

Psychology
P504 Learning and Motivation (3 cr.)
P527 Developmental Psychobiology (3 cr.)
P526 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (3 cr.)
P667 Neuropsychopharmacology (3 cr.)
P717 Evolutionary Bases of Learning (3 cr.)

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