Biology - Fall 2017

Conservation Biology-HONORS — 3097
BIO 2550 – 3 credits
Janis L. Bowman

Students will study, discuss, and present information related to the global loss of biodiversity. Traditional as well as modern conservation practices will be discussed emphasizing the ways in which the principles of genetics, ecology, and evolutionary biology are being utilized to conserve and protect at-risk species and global biodiversity. The growing need for the application of ecological principles to our human role in the environment, including topics such as habitat alteration and fragmentation, introduction of exotic species, ecological economics, the importance of diversity, and extinction will be discussed. Multiple field trips will be included outside of scheduled class time. Prerequisite: BIO 1570 or (BIO 1575 and BIO 1580); Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Science Center 125
Aug 29 – Dec 21 Tue, Thu 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Botany-HONORS — 3099
BIO 2670 – 4 credits
Rebecca L. Nystrom

Using a classical taxonomic study of the botanical realm, students will gain an understanding of bacteria, phytoprotists, fungi, and the true plants, and explore the ecological, evolutionary, and economic significance of these organisms. Emphasis is placed on the morphology, anatomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology of botanical organisms through the study of cells, tissues and organs, life cycles and reproductive strategies, evolutionary relationships and trends, taxonomic classification, and related contemporary issues. Laboratory includes off-campus field trips and outdoor fieldwork assignments. Prerequisite: BIO 1570 or BIO 1575; Eligibility: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Science Center 120
Aug 29 – Dec 21 Tue, Thu 8:30 am – 9:45 am