Sep 22, 2020  
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BIO 69 FIELD STUDIES: A 21ST CENTURY LOOK AT THE AMERICAN WEST

2 Units - 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Transfers: CSU, UC
Limitation: Students must be able to hike cross-country/narrow trails and camp (tents, sleeping bags, cooking, limited showers)
Recommended Preparation: Introductory college-level biology courses such as BIO 1  or BIO 30  , and WR 1  
This field course introduces students to the flora and fauna of selected natural sites that have been the focus of influential natural history writers over the last 200 years. The course is taught as an expedition, as students plan and implement a trek to these sites, compare the flora and fauna of today to that described in historical books and essays, and prepare their own natural history journals. Introductory lectures in natural history, biology, ecology, and community structure complement direct field experiences. It is intended for both science majors and non-majors. Students are limited to taking four field study courses in life sciences (BIO 61  , BIO 102  , BIO 63  , BIO 64  , BIO 65   or 109 for a maximum of 5 units. Students must be able to hike cross-country/narrow trails and camp. BIO 69 was formerly offered as BIO 109. NR



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