Apr 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BI 325 - Ornithology (SR)

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. 

This is a Sustainability Related (SR) course.

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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