BIOL 111-FS Biology Freshman Seminar The University Community and the Global Environment -- Closing Pandora’s Box
Biodiversity is being lost at an alarming rate as species go extinct due to causes such as habitat loss, introduction of exotic species, and a changing climate. Major environmental disasters are occurring more frequently and pollution is putting our lives at risk. In each of these instances, the university community is in a position to influence the debate and the nature of the response. Throughout the semester we will examine six unifying themes as we discuss key environmental issues and possible solutions. These themes include: 1) sustainability; 2) science; 3) stewardship; 4) ecosystem capital; 5) policy and politics; and 6) globalization. Lecture only (3 hours)
BIOL 140 Human BiologyIntroduction and application of basic human biology concepts, including cell theory, genetics, systems biology, and evolution. Not for biological sciences major credit. Lecture only (3 hours).
BIOL 240A Human Anatomy and Physiology IFunctional architecture of the human body including tissues, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Lecture and lab (4 hours).
BIOL 240B Human Anatomy and Physiology IIContinuation of BIOL 240A including endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, lymphatic, digestive and urinary systems. Lecture and lab (4 hours).
BIOL 489 Comparative Veretebrate AnatomyA systematic study of the vertebrate body. Comparative approach will explore the anatomical similarities and differences among major vertebrate taxonomic groups. Lecture and lab (4 hours).
BIOL 487 Ornithology
Examination of form, function, behavior, ecology and evolution of birds. Emphasis on local fauna. Saturday field trips required. Optional extended Spring Break field trip. Lecture and lab (4 hours).
BIOL 488 Mammalogy
Morphology, systematics, natural history, taxonomy, and evolution of living and fossil mammals. Two lectures and two labs per week. Lecture and lab (4 hours).
BIOL 460 Wildlife Management
Introduction to the principles of wildlife population ecology, management, and conservation biology. Optional field trips (with Ornithology). Lecture only (3 hours)
BIOL 490/590 Vertebrate Natural History
A survey of vertebrate adaptation, diversity, paleontology, ecology, and evolution. Lecture and lab (4 hours).
BIOL 490/590 Travel Study: Natural History of the Rocky Mountains (Summer 2016)
A summer field course examining the geological history, flora, and fauna of the Northern Rockies. Includes visits to Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks, as well as the Idaho Panhandle National Forests (3 hours)
BIOL 499/590 Wildlife and Vegetation Techniques
A summer field course offering hands-on experience with techniques such as vegetation analysis, ethology, mark-recapture, trail camera surveys, radio telemetry, etc (3 hours).
BIOL 490/590 Travel Study: Natural History of Panama (Summer 2014)
A summer field course examining the geological history, flora, and fauna of Panama. Includes visits to lowland tropical rainforest, tropical savanna, and montane cloud forest (3 hours).