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BIOL 324. Ornithology

Credits: 4
Department: Biology
Description: Biology of birds: phylogeny, classification, evolutionary origins, morphology, ecology, behavior, population dynamics, life histories, adaptations. Field identification.
Prerequisites: BIOL 308
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify characteristics of birds which differentiate them from other life forms.
2. Compare and contrast morphological, physiological and behavioral characteristics of birds and their functions.
3. Perform library research related to ornothology and generate appropriate scientific communications (written and oral).
4. Identify bird species in the field and laboratory and demonstrate competent use of field sampling techniques.
5. Apply the scientific method to field and laboratory investigations of bird biology.

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