Natrs 450 / 550
3 semester credits
Fall Semester, 2009
- Podcasting (audio and video downloads of selected lecture materials)
- Study the ecology and dynamics of small populations and the conservation of threatened and endangered species.
- Explore the latest advances in Conservation Biology - the science of conserving the world's biological diversity
- Course includes internet-based instruction as well as out-of-classroom activities
- Note: Registration does not require instructor's approval if student has some type of science background in biology, ecology, horticulture, agriculture, forestry, wildlife, environmental science, etc. If in doubt, contact the instructor.
- COURSEWORK: (to begin coursework SEND AN EMAIL to the instructor to be placed on the class mailing list for information on how to access the instructional web site)
- Semester-based: 15 weeks; weekly online lectures, reading, and discussion assignments.
- Grading based on weekly participation, 2 take-home exams, and essay on an outside science book read during the semester.
- Extensive use and analysis of scientific articles in Conservation Biology and other online journals
- Interactive Web discussions with Instructor and classmates