Biology - Spring 2017

Planet Earth - HONORS — 3087
BIO 2600 – 3 credits
Rebecca L. Nystrom, Deborah A. Lanni, Shannon E. Bessette

Students will examine critical issues affecting humanity and the global environment, from an in-depth, three-part perspective. Students will investigate the science of selected topics of global environmental significance, explore their causes and consequences within contemporary culture, and evaluate the impacts and importance of the mass media in public perception concerning these issues. Corequisite: ENG 1530 and a reading score of 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Science Center 120
Jan 17 – May 18 Tue, Thu 2:40 pm – 3:55 pm
Tropical Biology - HONORS — 3109
BIO 2620 – 3 credits
Janis L. Bowman, Robert J. Ratterman

Students will experience "hands-on" learning about South and Central American tropical habitats, including rainforests, coral reefs, mangrove swamps, and Caribbean coastal shore areas, via classroom lectures and travel to Costa Rica, Panama, or other biodiverse sites during spring recess. Animals and plants typical of both marine and terrestrial tropical communities will be explored and identified, and their various habitats will be investigated. Prerequisites: BIO 1570 or BIO 1575, and permission of the instructor; Eligibility: ENG 1530. Rigorous physical activities, including swimming, snorkeling, and hiking are required. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Science Center 120
Feb 10 – May 5 Fri 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Zoology - HONORS — 3090
BIO 2660 – 4 credits
Janis L. Bowman

In this introduction to the animal kingdom, students will be asked to identify and understand animal morphology, development, behavior, relationships with the environment, and the evolutionary history of numerous phyla and classes of animals. This course explains what animals are, what they do, and how they came to be. One or more field trips will be included. Prerequisite: BIO 1570 or BIO 1575; Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Science Center 120
Jan 18 – May 18 Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am – 9:50 am