Integrative Biology C143A Biological Clocks: Physiology and Behavior

Description: A consideration of the biological clocks that generate daily, lunar, seasonal and annual rhythms in various animals including people. Emphasis on neuroendocrine substrates, development and adaptive significance of estrous cycles, feeding rhythms, sleep-wakefulness cycles, reproductive and hibernation cycles, body weight and migratory cycles.
Prerequisites: Completion of biological prerequisites for the major and one of the following: 110 or a course in animal organismal physiology (Integrative Biology 132, 138, 140, 148, or Molecular and Cell Biology 160).
Expected Enrollment: 30