ANP 507 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: ANP 507

COURSE TITLE: Comparative Animal Behaviour

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units

COURSE DURATION: Two hours per week

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. J.O. Daramola, B.Ed., M.Sc., PhD

Email: daramolajames2003@yahoo.com

Office Location: ANP Department

Other Lecturers: Dr. M.O. Abioja, B.Agric., M.Agric., PhD; Mrs. O. S. Iyasere, B.Agric., M.Agric.         


COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Behavioural profiles of different species of domestic livestock including sheep, goats, cattle, pigs and poultry. Aspects of behaviour in each species: Vision and other special senses, Social organization and dominance hierarchies, Sexual behaviour, Maternal – offspring behaviour, Abnormal behaviour. Learning theory: Imprinting, Non-associative learning, Classical conditioning, Operant conditioning, Extinction, Positive reinforcement, Negative reinforcement, Punishment, Shaping. Animal training, welfare and safety.

 

ANP 507 Lecture Note