PSYC325

Animal Cognition

Subject code

PSYC

Course Number

325

Department(s)

Course Long Title

Animal Cognition

Description

This course focuses on the basic principles of comparative cognition. Topics include language and communication, mental representations and symbolic capacities, tool manufacture and use, creativity, and the interaction of these mental abilities. Discussions of an extensive reading list will focus on the cognitive skills of animals such as bees, birds, dogs, dolphins, elephants, and nonhuman primates. Prerequisites: PSYC 261 or 262. Recommended background: PSYC 230.

Modes of Inquiry

Scientific Reasoning [SR]