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Jean-Guy Godin

 

Teaching

I regularly teach the following courses. A brief description for each course is shown below.
Students who register in BIOL 2001, BIOL 3804 or BIOL 5802 can find more details about them (including the syllabi) on WebCT.

BIOL 2001 - Animals: Form and Function [0.5 credit]
An introduction to the diverse structures of animals (both invertebrates and vertebrates) in relation to their functions, discussed within an evolutionary framework.
Pre-requisites: BIOL 1003 and BIOL 1004, or permission of the Department.
Precludes additional credit for BIOL 2000.
Lectures three hours a week, laboratory three hours a week.

BIOL 3804 - Social Evolution [0.5 cedit]
Diversity in social behaviour from evolutionary and ecological perspectives. Topics include ecological determinants of social living, social networks, social foraging, inclusive fitness, kin selection, altruism, cooperation, and mating systems and strategies.
Prerequisites: BIOL 2001 and BIOL 2600, or permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week.

BIOL 4901 - Directed Special Studies [0.5 credit]
Independent or group study, open to third- and fourth-year students to explore a particular topic, in consultation with a Faculty supervisor. May include directed reading, written assignments, tutorials, laboratory or field work.
Prerequisite: permission of the Department. Students normally may not offer more than 1.0 credit of Directed Special Studies in their program.
Students interested in registering for this course under my supervision should contact me before registering (see also "Research Opportunities" on the side bar for more information).

BIOL 4908 - Honours Research Thesis [1.0 credit]
An independent research project undertaken in the field and/or the laboratory, under the direct supervision of a faculty adviser. Evaluation is based on a written thesis and a poster presentation.
Precludes additional credit for BIOL 4907.
Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing in an Honours Biology program and permission of the Department.
Students interested in registering for this course under my supervision should contact me before registering (see also "Research Opportunities" on the side bar for more information).

BIOL 5802 - Advanced Behavioural Ecology [0.5 credit]
Critical examination and dicussion of recent ideas and research on advanced topics in behavioural ecology, including foraging, predation-antipredation, sociality, altruism and cooperation, and reproductive and parental care strategies.
Seminar format: One class meeting (3 hours) per week
This is a graduate course for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.
COURSE NOT OFFERED IN 2011-12

 

 

 

 

 

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