Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because it was what made me want to pursue zoology. I was interested in all of the topics and the instructor was great! My grade was based on only two tests, but they were very reasonable exams.
It was especially interesting to learn about altruism, which is something that many animals portray. Altruism is where one animal acts in a way that could threaten their own life in order to save the lives of their kin. One example is in prairie dogs when one individual sees a predator and alerts all of the other prairie dogs by barking. That individual is at the greatest risk of being eaten by the predator. He does this because the rest of the group share some of his genes, so by saving them there is a greater chance that those genes will be passed on to a new generation.
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Advice for students:
It is extremely important that you read the assigned reading in the textbook. Some of the questions on the exams will be from the book and were not covered, or not covered very well, in class.