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CS92PROD
Tropical Ecology and the Environment

BIOL 306
Spring 2009
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: E&ES 306
Certificates: Environmental Studies

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. This semester, this course will be part of Feet to the Fire and we will examine Tropical Ecology with an emphasis on the effects of global warming in the tropics, from the perspectives of art and science. The course will be co-taught with award-winning artists from the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange.

Students will obtain firsthand experience with the tropics and with doing experiments and site specific artwork in the field. Each day there will be a combination of lectures and field exercises. The students will 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 to gain experience with the spectacular environmental and biological features that Guyana offers. Time scheduling: The course will be an intensive course during spring break. We will also meet each week for three hours to hear lectures and gain tools for doing coupled scientific and art research in the field.

Essential Capabilities: Designing, Creating, and Realizing, Quantitative Reasoning
Quantitative reasoning because we will be analyzing the results of 4 field experiments. The students will test different null hypotheses. Designing because the students will design four field based experiments and carry them out in the field.
Credit: 1.5 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on OCT-23-2021
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