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Academic Year 2005/2006
Tropical Ecology and the Environment
BIOL 306 SP
An intensive course about tropical ecology and Neotropical environments taught in the South America. This course will build knowledge of and appreciation for the diversity of tropical organisms and physical environments
as well as their interactions. Students will obtain first hand experience with the tropics and with doing experiments in the field. Each day there will be a combination of lectures and field exercises. The students
gather and analyze data about biological, physical and environmental issues that are covered in the lectures. The habitats that we explore will be both terrestrial and shallow freshwater. Furthermore, we will travel to
Kaiture Falls and other habitats in order to gain experience with the spectacular environmental and biological features that Guyana offers. Time scheduling: The course will be an intensive course. The course will be
principally during 14 days of the spring break, in the Spring Semester 2006.
Readings will consist of journal articles and chapters from books.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
2 examinations plus final, field/lab exercises
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Written permission from physician. Written permission from parent or guardian.
Time scheduling: The course will be an intensive course. The course will be taught principally during 14 days of the spring break,
in the Spring Semester 2006.
Each day class activities will occupy 9 hrs including lectures, lab assignments and discussions. There will be a few evening lectures and meetings in preparation for the trip and one or two wrap up discussions after the
trip. The evening lectures and
discussions will be Wednesdays, 7-8 pm.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
[E&ES197 or BIOL197] OR E&ES199 OR BIOL261
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Chernoff,Barry
- Times: TBA; Location: TBA
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 12)
- Curricular Renewal: Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Non-Verbal Texts
- Permission: Permission of Instructor Required
POI forms will be distributed by the instructor during the browsing period of pre-registration and must be submitted to the Registrar's office prior to the on-line registration appointment
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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