Understanding Behaviour

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Understanding Behaviour

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Human Development and Family Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: annotated bibliography (1500 words) [45%]; practical report (2000 words) [50%]; in-class group presentation and annotation of one research paper [5%]
    Prerequisite(s): ANT020C159Y

    Different theoretical approaches to the study of animal behaviour will be examined and their uses in different disciplines explored. Lectures and practical classes will be used to introduce the use of observation methods and experimental designs used in the observation of animal behaviour. The ethical problems of studying the behaviour of both animals and humans will also be discussed. The evolution of social behaviour, its consequences and ethical issues will be examined by including a wide range of species, including humans.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


This site uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some are essential to make our site work; others help us improve the user experience. By using the site, you consent to the placement of these cookies.

Read our Privacy Policy to learn more.