Equatorial Biology - Bio 288
Equatorial Biology offers intensive field-biology experiences within three equatorial New World environments: the Amazon rainforest, the Andean cloud forests, and the Galapagos Islands. Preparation for class requires readings from texts and primary literature concerning ecology and evolutionary and ecological biology specific to each region, as well as background on the indigenous culture, agricultural practices, and conservation. In Ecuador the course consists of field trips and discussions, with time for journaling, reading, and self-exploration. Prerequisites: Biology 125 and 126, or Chemistry/Biology 125-127 and Biology 126, or Environmental Studies 125 or 137. Apply through the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies. Offered during Interim.