2021 - 2022 College Catalog 
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2021 - 2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 101 - Ecology Experience

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): Completion of 9th grade high school

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

An exploration of basic ecological principles including a week-long, residential laboratory experience for high school students.  In this course, students will learn basic ecological principles (at least 20 hours of work expected prior to coming to campus, which will be submitted online), explore Catskill ecosystems, and conduct a brief ecological research project, which requires the completion of a formal lab report after the on-campus portion of the course (at least 10 hours of work expected, which will be submitted online).  Outdoor, physical activity on rough terrain required.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  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: Students will develop questions, hypotheses, and predictions based on ecological concepts and observations; design and conduct an ecological study; and collect and analyze data.
  2. Students will demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural (or physical) sciences.  MEASURE: Students will present their research results in the context of ecological concepts.