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BIOL 446 - Desert and Montane Ecosystem

(3 units)
Extended field trip to acquaint students with the biota of selected desert or mountain areas.

Maximum units a student may earn: 6

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 314 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate ability to identify desert plants and animals in two practical exams.
2. develop their scientific writing skills in a series of take-home essays while demonstrating their understanding of specific topics in desert ecology.
3. develop critical thinking skills by understanding the relationships between meteorology, geology, hydrology and desert ecology.
4. learn how to collect and prepare specimens of desert plants and invertebrates.


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