2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
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2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 140 - Field Biology

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course considers the natural history of local species and their habitats as well as the basics of field natural history. Outdoor field trips and physical activity are required. Optional and number-limited Adirondack weekend field trip included as part of the on-campus offering.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: NATURAL SCIENCE GOAL/OBJECTIVE

  1. The student will demonstrate understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis. MEASURE: In presentations, students will present their observations about natural areas and questions that they have based on those observations. Students will also collect data at Tunis Lake as part of a Service Learning project, and present those data in a report to the Tunis Lake Property Owner’s Association.
  2. Students will demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural (or physical) sciences. MEASURE: In presentations, students will explain the ecological importance of observations made in the field. Students will also assess the data from Tunis Lake to make recommendations based on ecological concepts.