- Schedule of Classes - December 10, 2017 7:14PM EST
- Course Catalog - December 10, 2017 7:15PM EST
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.
This course has two main objectives: (i) to illustrate the diverse uses of natural history collections for research, teaching and conservation, and (ii) to introduce students to the fine art of avian specimen preparation. Students will learn multiple specimen preparation techniques (skeletons, spread wings, and round skins) and will be required to prepare 20 round skins to receive course credit. Students will be evaluated on the quality of their specimens and on a short (3 page) essay advocating the value of natural history collections.
When Offered Fall.
Fees Course fee: $20.
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 8 students.
Comments Students will need a dissecting kit that includes forceps, scalpel and scissors. Transportation to the Lab of Ornithology is necessary (there is a shuttle that runs about 4 times a day from campus to the Lab of Ornithology. Additionally, there are transportation options with TCAT buses).Outcomes
- Practice avian specimen preparation.
- Integrate examples of diverse uses of specimens to articulate the value of natural history collections.
Credits and Grading Basis
2 Credits GradeNoAud(Letter grades only (no audit))
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