Course List

General Ecology -

BIOL 205 A

Instructor: Dr. Rachel J. Collins
Block: 1
Time: M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-125 or ENVI-230

Catalog Description:

Ecology is the study of the distributions and abundances of organisms. The course focuses primarily on species/environment interactions, species/species interactions, community dynamics, and ecosystems function.

General Ecology Lab -

BIOL 205L 1

Instructor: Dr. Rachel J. Collins
Time: T 1:10PM-4:10PM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 306

Catalog Description:

A study of the interrelationships between organisms and the environment. Emphasis will focus on the physical and biological factors that influence ecosystem functions and the detrimental effects that occur from environment disturbances. Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Animal Behavior -

BIOL 340 A

Instructor: Dr. Rachel J. Collins
Block: 3
Time: M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Term: 2014FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-125 and one 200-level BIOL course

Catalog Description:

An exploration of fundamental principles and processes of animal behavior related to survival, feeding, signaling and communication, group formation, mate choice, kinship, and cooperation. We will take evolutionary and ecological approaches to understand the proximate and ultimate mechanisms controlling behavior in nonhuman animals and wil explore how behavior research is conducted.