Section Additional Information

Short Title: Bio Field Stud of the Chan Isl
Term: 2016MSU
Start Date: 07/18/2016
End Date: 08/18/2016
Section Name: MBIO-155-2796
Units: 1
Comments: Dyad course with Anthropology 155 - must be co-enrolled. Biology 155 requires travel from August 7 - 13, 2016 to Southern California's Channel Islands by van and boat. Lodging will be in bunk beds at the University of California Field Station. (http://santacruz.nrs.ucsb.edu/visiting/facilities-equipment-fiel d-station) Activities on the island will include hiking and kayaking. Please attend the informational meeting for this class on Thursday, April 7 at 6 p.m. Center for Advanced Technologies Room 201 or Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in Science Community Center room 212. There will be class meetings prior to our departure, beginning July 18th. A required materials/travel fee of $480.00 per student is due to the Business Office no later than Wednesday, June 22, 2016; the $480. fee includes: transportation by van & boat, lodging, meals & class activities (museum visit, kayaking, etc.). The materials/travel fee is in addition to registration fees for both courses: Bio 155 & Anthr 155. More details provided at informational meetings: April 7 or May 19.

Recommended for Success: Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to have completed any college level biology, zoology, botany, or ecology course.


Course Description:
BIO 155-BIOLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES OF THE CHANNEL
ISLANDS 1 UNITS
18.00 Disc Hours
Recommended for Success: Before enrolling in this
course, students are strongly advised to have
completed any college level biology,
zoology, botany, or ecology course.
Application of biological principles through
field studies in the Channel Islands. Emphasis on
the ecology and evolution of species endemic to
these islands. Field experiences include sampling
methods, preparation of field notes, and field
identification of species characteristic of this
ecosystem. Requires ability to work and study
under rigorous conditions. Field trips are
required. Not repeatable. (A-F or P/NP) Transfer:
(CSU)

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the
student should be prepared to:

1. Identify and describe the interaction of
abiotic and biotic factors for each Channel
Island ecosystem studied.
2. Examine the importance of species endemic to
the Channel Islands.
3. Discuss evolutionary processes contributing to
the biodiversity of the islands.
4. Evaluate the impact of environmental changes
on the biodiversity of the islands.

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Important Dates
Refund Date: 07/20/2016
Drop without 'W' Date: 07/20/2016
Pass No Pass Date: 07/24/2016
Last Day to Drop Date: 08/10/2016