Course List

General Ecology -

BIOL 205 A

Instructor: Dr. Rachel J. Collins
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-125 or ENVI-230

Catalog Description:

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

General Ecology Lab -

BIOL 205L 1

Instructor: Dr. Rachel J. Collins
Block:
Time: TH 2:50PM-5:50PM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 306
Pre-requisites/Comments: Biol-125 Envi-230 or ENVI-265

Catalog Description:

A study of the interrelationships betweenorganisms and the environment. Emphasis will focuson the physical and biological factors thatinfluence ecosystem functions and the detrimentaleffects that occur from environment disturbances.Lecture: 3hrs/wk; Laboratory: 3 hrs/wk.

Animal Behavior -

BIOL 340 A

Instructor: Dr. Rachel J. Collins
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2013FA
Room: LIFE 402
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: BIOL-125 and one 200-level BIOL course

Catalog Description:

An exploration of fundamental principles andprocesses of animal behavior related to survival,feeding, signaling and communication, groupformation, mate choice, kinship, and cooperation. We will take evolutionary and ecologicalapproaches to understand the proximate andultimate mechanisms controlling behavior innonhuman animals and wil explore how behaviorresearch is conducted.