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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOS 4560 - Tropical Biology


A travel study course providing an introduction to the world’s two most diverse ecosystems: tropical rainforests and coral reefs. The course consists of a mixture of lectures, field explorations, and individual projects. It will introduce students to basic biological features of these ecosystems and fundamental ecological principles, while demonstrating how the scientific method is implemented in the field. Human ecology, agriculture, and environmental issues will also be explored. The course will be presented on one of the islands of the Caribbean and/or in Central America.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Department approval.

Credits: 3 hours

When Offered: Summer I or II



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