ANS 103 : Applied Animal Behavior
This course provides the foundation for a comprehensive and coherent understanding of behavior analysis as it relates to facilitating the interaction and care of captive and companion animals. Topics include fundamental principles of learning and behavior, normal and abnormal behavior patterns, communication, social development, and the prevention and correction of problem behaviors. Upon completion, students will be able to recognize behavior patterns and assess, prevent, and correct problem behaviors.
1. Distinguish between human and animal based cognition. 2. Understand and utilize appropriate animal behavior terminology. 3. Analyze exhibited animal behavior based on species/breed/sex, environment, and posturing. 4. Implement humane behavior modification techniques.