Ethology of dogs (BIO/2/8)

4 credits, lecture, specialization obligatory optional, can be taken only once
Responsible person: Prof. Ádám Miklósi
Lecturer: Prof. Ádám Miklósi
Obligatory/Recommended studies: The evolution of dogs (BSc Biology)

Requirements: During the semester: participating on the lectures, asking/answering questions, participation in the discussions. During exam period: oral exam (offered scores)Consultation possibilities: On case by case basis after prior correspondence
Notes, books and recommended literature: Shettleworth, S. 2010 Cognition, behaviour and evolution; Student ppt-s
Detailed topics of the course:
(The course is organised in blocs, there will be generally 6 meetings during the semester)
Evolutionary and ethological study of dogs and their relatives Discussion about topics, distribution of tasks, the main reading for this course is Miklósi (2014) Dog behaviour, evolution and cognition, students read all chapters and initiate discussion and ask questions

Chapters 1-4 On each occasion students present short talks about the readings followed by questions and discussion
Chapters 5- 8
Chapters 9- 12
Chapters 13- 16
Closing discussin: Wrapping up