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Aquatic Invertebrate Zoology BIO-446 (students click here for class web page)

This course will examine the diversity of freshwater invertebrates, with an emphasis on their evolution, ecology, taxonomy, and practical uses. Students will learn how to collect invertebrates in the field and will use specimens collected from local habitats to develop basic taxonomic skills. During class field trips students will learn how to design and conduct field surveys designed to evaluate ecosystem health using aquatic invertebrates as biological indicators. 
Experimental Design and Analysis ENS-495 (students click here for class web page)

This class will help prepare students to design, conduct and evaluate scientific research. Class work will focus on the theoretical and applied basis of experimental design, sampling theory and sampling designs, data collection and analysis (using statistical software), and the proposal and evaluation of research studies.

General Zoology BIO-120 (students click here for class web page)

A comprehensive phylogenetic survey of the animal kingdom, with emphasis on evolutionary changes and the interrelationships of animals with their environment. Laboratory studies will examine representative members of the major phyla.

Contemporary Issues in Biology BIO-103 (students click here for class web page)

Basic biological principles are applied to the understanding of current social-biological problems and how these relate to an individual's personal life. Topics included are human sexuality, nutrition, health and disease, evolution, behavior, and the diversity of life.

Introduction to Environmental Science ENS-101 (students click here for class web page)

The broad field of environmental management includes human population growth, soil, land and energy use, water and air pollution, and agencies and laws associated with the above topics. No one area is covered in depth. Rather, the student is introduced to each problem, its source, current corrective measures, and possible future technology.

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