ANIMAL ETHOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΗΘΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΖΩΩΝ / ANIMAL ETHOLOGY
CodeΖΟ.ENB.7.11
FacultySciences
SchoolBiology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAlexandra Staikou
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001684

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Viologías (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 78
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses746

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
600167917
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims at introducing the student to the study of Animal behaviour. This aim is achieved through the study of topics related to the patterns of animal learning, the ways of communication, movement, migration and homing. Also other cases studied are related to feeding and anti-predator behaviour, mating behaviour, territoriality and biotic interactions.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Ethology. Development and evolution of behavior. Instinct and learning. Animal communication. Habitat selection. Territoriality. Homing. Migration. Feeding and anti-predator behavior. Mating behavior and Mating Systems. Sexual selection. Male rivalry. Female choice. Sperm competition. Biotic interactions. Biotic factors. Intraspecies interrelationships. Social behavior. Altruism. Group selection. Kin selection. Parental care. Cooperation. Habitat selection and mating behavior in seabirds.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures261.0
Laboratory Work391.6
Reading Assigment401.6
Written assigments451.8
Total1506
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams (75%)project (25%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΗΘΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΖΩΩΝ Χ. ΧΙΝΤΗΡΟΓΛΟΥ, Α. ΣΤΑΙΚΟΥ UNIVERSITY STUDIO PRESS 2020 ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗ
Additional bibliography for study
ΗΘΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΖΩΩΝ ΜΕΡΟΣ ΠΡΩΤΟ Πασχαλίνα Κυριακοπούλου Σκλαβούνου ΗΘΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΖΩΩΝ ΜΕΡΟΣ ΔΕΥΤΕΡΟ Βασίλειος Γκούτνερ
Last Update
19-01-2021