Biology | Introductory Biology Lectures
L104 | 0483 | Hengeveld, S
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: “The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior”, and
“Focus Guide to the Birds of North America”.
Weekly Assignments: One-two chapters of reading in text. Occasional
Exams/papers: Three hourly exams plus cumulative final. Bird
identification quizzes on World Wide Web, lecture quizzes.