Mar 20, 2019
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)
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
- List the anatomical modifications that have taken place in birds;
- List the major physiological adjustments birds have made to take to the air;
- Identify the major taxonomic groups and be familiar with the overall classification arrangement of birds;
- Articulate the evidence for why birds are considered descendants of dinosaurs;
- Articulate how natural selection has shaped not only anatomy, but both behavior and ecology, of birds;
- Discuss the how and why of bird migration;
- Identify major environmental threats birds experience;
- Articulate how birds are unique among other vertebrates.
Frequency of Offering:
Fall Semester - every other year.
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