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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.
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 Multi-semester course, (Winter).
Permission Note Enrollment primarily for: students with limited or no bird knowledge.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOEE 2640.
- 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 in collaboration with peers, 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.
- Students will be able to write up their results in the format of a scientific publication.
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Multi-Term(Multi-Term Course: Not Graded)
Class Number & Section Details
- TBA Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- Jan 3 - Jan 17, 2019
Prerequisite: BIOEE 2640. Students must enroll in both BIOEE 2640, BIOEE 2641, and BIOEE 2642 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. Taught in the Dominican Republic. Students will travel January 3, 2019 and January 17, 2019.
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