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Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences



Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences

 

Ethology via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Ethology Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - Ethology Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - Ethology Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Ethology Online via distance learning

 

This program achieves a good balance between recent research and classical studies of animal behavior. It integrates both psychological and biological approaches and provides current information in the areas of animal learning and cognition, parasitism, and mutualism. It includes all phases of scientific animal behavior investigation.

 

Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez
More information about this academic supervisor at Bircham University Human Network. More info...

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Diversity in Animals
Animal Behavior
Domestic Animals
Animal Human Bond
Ethology
Cognitive Ethology
Human Ethology
Neuroethology
Human Animal Studies

 

 

Ethology via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - Ethology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Ethology via distance learning = 27 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - Ethology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Ethology via distance learning = 27 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - Ethology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Ethology via distance learning = 27 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - Ethology Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Ethology via distance learning = 27 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

Study from anywhere in the world and at any time in the year.

 

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program. More info...

 

 

Ethology via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Diversity in Animals
This course presents the morphological, functional, and ecological diversity within the major phyla of animals. It surveys the ontogeny, function and behavior in a variety of species, and their interaction with the environment.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Animal Behavior
This course covers animal behavior. It reviews the behavior of animals under natural conditions using both mechanistic and evolutionary approaches. Topics include ethology and behavioral endocrinology; behavioral genetics; learning; signaling, deceit, and animal consciousness; orientation, migration, and biological rhythms; optimization and game theory; parental investment and mating systems; selfishness, altruism, and reciprocity; and sociality in vertebrates and invertebrates.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Domestic Animals
This course provides an understanding of domestic animals mainly horses, dogs, and cats. It explains their behavior, their instinctual reactions, their history in man's life; and gives insight into their interaction with their human mates. It examines the mechanisms and control of pet behavior in a domestic context. It also reviews the behavior of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and swine for their management.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Animal Human Bond
This course studies the psychosocial benefits of animal companionship. It explores the conceptualization of the animal-human bond and the understanding of animal assisted therapy. It considers the effect of animal companions for human well-being and health, and presents a historical exploration of the value of human-animal relationships.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Ethology
This course achieves a good balance between recent research and classic studies of animal behavior. It integrates both psychological and biological approaches and provides current information in the areas of animal learning and cognition, parasitism, and mutualism. It includes all phases in the scientific animal behavior investigation.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Cognitive Ethology
This course studies learning mechanisms in animals and humans. It explores the bases of sensation-perception, memory and learning, arousal-sleep-attention, emotions, and motivation. It examines complex sensory and perceptual phenomena with emphasis on the relationship between perception and motivation, cognition, creativity, instinct, and learning/experiential factors in higher level perceptual processes.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Human Ethology
Using cross-cultural and cross-species data, this course conducts an exploration of human development and behavior, including the cultural and evolutionary origins of language, non-verbal communication, laughter, sleep, deception, morality, infant behavior, parenting, human aggression, sexual behavior, gender development, and human courtship rituals.
Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck

Neuroethology
This course provides a comparative analysis of cellular and systems neurobiology in addition to neuroethology. It examines the evolution of nervous systems and their diverse structure and complex functions. It covers topics such as receptor mechanisms, somato-visceral activity, reflexes, proprioception, muscle spindles and Golgi tendon organs, visual system, auditory system, vestibular activity, and olfaction and gustatory sensation.
Academic Supervisor : Jose R. Vazquez

Human Animal Studies
This course examines the complex and multidimensional relationships between humans and animals. Anthrozoology comprises work in several disciplines in the social sciences, the humanities, and the natural sciences in order to analyze the positive effects of human-animal relationships on either party and the study of their interactions.
Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck

 

Admission - Ethology Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Recognition - Ethology Online via distance learning

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

Ethology Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

AASA - Australasian Animal Studies Association

ABS - Animal Behaviour Society

AEPE - Asociación para el Estudio del Perro y su Entorno

AHABS - Association for Human-Animal Bond Studies

APBC - Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors

APE - Asociación Primatológica Española

ASAB - Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

ASI - Animals and Society Institute

COAPE - Centre of Applied Pet Ethology

HABRI - Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative

HARS - Society for the Study of Human-Animal Relations (Japan)

HETI - Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International

IAEAP - Institute for Applied Ethology and Animal Psychology

IAHAIO - International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations

ICE - International Council of Ethologists

ISAE - International Society for Applied Ethology

ISAP - International Society for Animal Professionals

ISAZ - International Society of Anthrozoology

ISHE - International Society for Human Ethology

SBEt - Sociedade Brasileira de Etologia

SCAS - Society for Companion Animal Studies

SEEEE - Sociedad Española de Etología y Ecología Evolutiva

WSPA - World Society For the Protection of Animals

 

 

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