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BIO 342 - Herpetology with Lab
Herpetology with Lab
Prerequisites: BIO 120, BIO 130, BIO 220 and BIO 230 ; each course must have been completed with a final grade of C- or better.

This summer course provides biology majors with an introduction to herpetology, the study of amphibians and repiles. An emphasis is placed on evolutionary patterns and processes, through which we examine how organisms interact with the biotic and abiotic components of their environment. Additionally, we consider how these interactions shape the diversity and distribution of amphibian and reptile assemblages from local to global scales. We also consider the relevance of amphibians and reptiles to other applied branches of biology, including conservation and invasion ecology. During our laboratory sessions, we use standard field techniques to survey and analyze the diversity of herpetofaunal communities throughout Connecticut.

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 OR 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture, Lecture and Lab

Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Biology Senior Status Courses

Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Non Credit

Prerequisites:
Prerequisite BIO 342

General Requirements:
Course or Test: BIO 120
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: BIO 130
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: BIO 220
May not be taken concurrently.  )
and
Course or Test: BIO 230
May not be taken concurrently. )


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