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Field Biology
FIELD BIOLOGY
CLASS CODE: BIO 118 CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $50.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: BIOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Biological Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This is an introductory level ecology course. It includes field identification techniques, ecological relationships, and field study methods. Field Biology is field oriented. We strive to create an atmosphere of experiential education where students can learn by experiencing nature. The class integrates lecture and lab in a field setting. Many local ecosystems are visited including cold deserts, coniferous forests, streams and rivers, and riparian areas. (Winter, Summer, Fall)
DESCRIPTION: Field Biology is field oriented. We strive to create an atmosphere of experiential education where students can learn by experiencing nature. The class integrates lecture and lab in a field setting. Many local ecosystems are visited including cold deserts, coniferous forests, streams and rivers, and riparian areas.
TOPICS: Topics covered include taxonomy, classification, population growth, community interactions, ecosystem structure and function, and ecological succession. Other topics may be covered at the instructor's discretion.

Note: This course is also offered in our Horseback Discovery Program. See Tate Carter's homepage for more information. By application only. (Sumer 1st term, Fall 1st block)
OBJECTIVES: To expose students to the world of ecology and field identification so that throughout their life they can enjoy the natural world around them and appreciate the many species of plants and animals that they come into contact with.
REQUIREMENTS: Written and practical exams and in class assignments and reports.
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER: $50 Lab Fee
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001