BIOEE 2640

BIOEE 2640

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Provides students with the opportunity to study birds intensively in a neotropical environment. Students learn observational and field techniques, formulate and participate in group research projects.

When Offered Mutli-semester course fall, (weeks 8-14).

Fees Course fee: see BIOEE 2641 (spring 2018).
Permission Note Enrollment primarily for students with limited or no bird knowledge.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: enrollment primarily for students with limited or no bird knowledge.

Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

Comments There will be a trip to the Dominican Republic during the winter break. Students must enroll in both BIOEE 2640 and BIOEE 2641 to receive a final grade. R is recorded for satisfactory progress at the end of the first semester (BIOEE 2640) of a two-semester course.

  • Students will learn to find literature, read and interpret literature relevant for the course.
  • Students will be able to understand and explain what observed bird behavior means (foraging, aggressive, territorial, reproductive,...) and place it in the relevant ecological context.
  • Students will be able to ask critical questions about scientific papers, discuss them and summarize their main findings.
  • Students will learn how to observe animal behavior in the field and how to record their observations (find and identify observed birds, place them in the proper taxonomic group; describe their observations supported with field sketches).
  • Students will design field observations and experiments required to test hypotheses and carry out the necessary field work.
  • Students will be able to analyze and interpret the observations, explain and defend their interpretations and conclusions.
  • Students will learn to extract information to formulate research hypotheses and develop an observation protocol to carry out the fieldwork in order to collect critical data (observations, experiments) to test their hypotheses.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 3 Credits Multi-Term

  • 18834 BIOEE 2640   LEC 001

  • Students must enroll in both BIOEE 2640 in the fall and BIOEE 2641 in the spring to receive a final grade. Enrollment primarily for students with limited or no bird knowledge. Fee: approximately $2,000, depending on the number of students enrolled.