Biology | Introductory Biology Lectures
L104 | 0568 | Hengeveld


Course format: Lecture: 2:30P-3:45P, TR, JH 124.

Requirements:  No background necessary.

Course description: Topic: The Wide World of Birds.  The course is designed
to introduce students to the study of birds, looking at their behaviors
(migration, nesting, singing), examining their habits and habitats (what
they eat and why, where they live and why), and study their mating
strategies (why some birds sing and other dance to attract mates).  No
biology background is necessary.  If you have ever been curious about why
some birds come to feeders and other do not, or why you see some birds on
campus and different birds in the woods, or what makes birds sing, this
course is designed to answer those questions and many more.

Required text:  "Birders Handbook: A Field Guide to the Natural History of
North American Birds" by Ehrlich, P., Dubkin, D., and Wheye, D., 1988
edition. "National Geographic Society: Field Guide to the Birds of North
America", third edition.

Exams/papers: Bird Identification quizzes on World Wide Web, lecture
quizzes. Three hourly exams plus cumulative final.