Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOEE 2650 - Tropical Field Ecology and Behavior

Winter. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Course fee: Students pay separately for their international airfare and there may also be a small supplementary laboratory fee. Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited to: 15 students. Offered in Kenya, Africa.

I. Lovette.

Gives students a broad hands-on understanding of tropical biology, ecology, and behavioral ecology. Students gain experience with experimental design and data collection, field methods, basic statistics, interpretation and evaluation of primary scientific literature, and scientific paper writing.

Outcome 1: Identify common flora and fauna at the Kenya field site

Outcome 2: Understand how to design a study that explicitly tests an a priori hypothesis

Outcome 3: Understand how to collect and analyze a diverse range of ecological and behavioral field data

Outcome 4: To become accomplished at writing rigorous scientific reports/papers

Outcome 5: To be able to explain/present scientific findings verbally

Outcome 6: Facility with interpreting the scientific literature in a range of disciplines

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