Spring 2012 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
An intensive course about tropical ecology and neotropical environments taught in 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 firsthand 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 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.
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
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. Each day class activities will occupy 9 hrs including lectures, lab assignments and discussions. There will be lectures and meetings in preparation for the trip and one or two wrap up discussions after the trip. The lectures and discussions will be Wednesdays, 2:40-4:00 PM.
Suggested prerequsites: E&ES197 or E&ES199 or BIOL216.
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