Sep 24, 2019  
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BI 325 - Ornithology

Credits: 4 credits

This introductory course covers such topics as avian migration, ecology and conservation.  The lab has a strong field component emphasizing both bird and song identification. 

Introductory Biology (BI 120 and BI 121)

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. List the anatomical modifications that have taken place in birds;
  2. List the major physiological adjustments birds have made to take to the air;
  3. Identify the major taxonomic groups and be familiar with the overall classification arrangement of birds;
  4. Articulate the evidence for why birds are considered descendants of dinosaurs;
  5. Articulate how natural selection has shaped not only anatomy, but both behavior and ecology, of birds; 
  6. Discuss the how and why of bird migration;
  7. Identify major environmental threats birds experience; 
  8. Articulate how birds are unique among other vertebrates. 

Frequency of Offering:
Fall Semester - every other year. 

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