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Ornithology is an upper level biology course with a full lab component, that will build on knowledge obtained in introductory biology courses. It will reinforce students' understanding of basic anatomy and physiology, evolution and ecology. It will then expand their knowledge with an in-depth study of the biology of birds, including avian form and function, behavior and migration. Students will discuss the roles of birds in ecosystems and the importance of conservation efforts to preserve habitats. Students will learn to identify birds by characteristics such as size, shape, color, markings, flight patterns, habitat and behavior. They will also be required to learn to identify birds by call and song. Students will keep a journal of sightings throughout the course.
Prerequisites: One of the following courses (or similar learning/understanding): Biology of Ecosystems or another lower-level biology course that includes a significant environmental science component.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Meets General Education Requirement In: Natural Sciences-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : May.
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