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Natural History of Mammals
ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.
Sample reading list:
R.D. Estes, Behavior Guide to African Mammals (UC Press: 1992)
J. Kingdon, The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals (PU Press: 1997)
250 pages of reading per week. Independent projects with write-ups or oral presentations.
Final Exam - 30%
Design Project - 20%
Quizzes - 10%
Oral Presentation(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
International Travel Required
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
EEB 211, and EEB 321. Permission of the instructor is required for non-EEB majors. Open to students enrolled in the field semester in Kenya..
Class field trips and experiments 6 days per week. The goal is appreciation of how these spectacular vertebrates have evolved in response to, and impact, features of their environment. Combinations of individual and group projects will teach students how to design and carryout original scientific research. Assessment will involve oral presentations, essays and reports.