Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Biology
Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-153639 BIOL 102-1 Natural history: observing nature Fall 2023 4.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
M 200 PM 440 PM Hutchison Hall Room 222 08/30/2023 12/22/2023
W 200 PM 600 PM Hutchison Hall Room 222 08/30/2023 12/22/2023
Enrollment: Enrolled     
19
Capacity     
20
Instructors: James Fry
Delivery Mode: In-Person
Description: Introduction to identification and observation of wild plants and animals, with emphasis on trees and shrubs, insects and other invertebrates, and birds.  In the first half of the semester, the majority of class time will be spent out of doors, learning to identify local flora and fauna and conducting focused field observations on topics in ecology and animal behavior.  Later, the emphasis will shift to more cold-weather friendly activities such as conifer identification and laboratory study of insects and other invertebrates.  Grades will be based on identification quizzes, short homework assignments, a digital collection of animal observations using iNaturalist software, and an observation-based individual project.  Applicable to the following clusters: 'Understanding the Biological World' (N1BIO003), 'Life Through Time' (N1EES005), and 'Science and Sustainability' (N1SUS001).  Not intended for Biology majors, who should instead take BIOL 225 after meeting the prerequisites.
Offered: Fall Spring Summer

Course Section Listing Course Course Title Term Credits Status
COURSE_SECTION-3-135396 BIOL 102-1 Natural History Fall 2022 4.0 - 0.0 Open
Schedule:
Day Begin End Location Start Date End Date
F 200 PM 500 PM Hutchison Hall Room 222 08/31/2022 12/22/2022
W 200 PM 600 PM Hutchison Hall Room 222 08/31/2022 12/22/2022
Enrollment: Enrolled     
12
Capacity     
15
Instructors: James Fry
Description: Introduction to identification and observation of wild plants and animals, with emphasis on trees and shrubs, insects and other invertebrates, and birds.  In the first half of the semester, the majority of class time will be spent out of doors, learning to identify local flora and fauna and conducting focused field observations on topics in ecology and animal behavior.  Later, the emphasis will shift to more cold-weather friendly activities such as conifer identification and laboratory study of insects and other invertebrates.  Grades will be based on identification quizzes, a digital collection of animal observations using iNaturalist software, participation on class projects, project reports, and a small observation-based individual project.  Applicable to the following clusters: 'Understanding the Biological World' (N1BIO003), 'Life Through Time' (N1EES005), and 'Science and Sustainability' (N1SUS001).  Not intended for Biology majors, who should instead take BIOL 225 after meeting the prerequisites.
Offered: Fall Spring Summer