ANZ 202 Learning & Cognition

Learning is a relatively permanent change in behavior and mental associations due to experience. Numerous principles and theories about learning have been proposed in order to better understand why animals, including humans, behave the way they do. Research in learning has resulted in the development of behavioral techniques that are useful in many allied fields including behavioral neuroscience, psychopharmacology and behavioral medicine. Cognition, on the other hand, is the study of mental operations that support acquisition and use of knowledge. The study of learning and cognition is an integral sub discipline within the field of anthrozoology. This course serves as an introduction to the multifaceted processes involved in learning at all levels of complexity. Students will learn fundamental information required for canine training classes and information that will prove useful for all animal training.




Take ANZ-108 or consent of instructor.


Annual Spring Semester