Wildlife Biology (Accelerated)
Students in the Wildlife Biology course will engage in an in-depth and hands-on exploration of animal-habitat relationships, illustrated through basic field zoology and natural history, evolutionary biology, and established natural resource management techniques. The course will examine the dynamics of various habitats in New England, North America, and elsewhere through field visits and use of primary literature. Topics explored include plant, tree and animal identification, principles of animal behavior, and habitat relationships, especially in wild and forested lands. Students will also discuss policy issues related to conservation and techniques to protect endangered species and threatened natural communities. Students will have multiple opportunities to interact with professionals who work to utilize and protect such resources and gain insight into careers and continuing study in this field.
Prerequisite: At least concurrent enrollment in Research Methods and Environmental Systems
(ACC) or (ST)