2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Jan 22, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog

ZOOL 300 10 - Biology of East Africa


1.25 units

The course explores the ecology and behavior of the wildlife found in the Serengeti and nearby regions in East Africa.  Emphasis is placed on large mammals, but the birds, reptiles and amphibians of the region will also receive coverage.  The course includes a required trip to northern Tanzania (extra cost) and the goal is for students not only to be able to recognize the dominant species of vertebrates when they see them, but also to know a variety of things about the typical behavior of each species and its role in the ecosystem.  Offered contingent on approval as a travel-learning course and on sufficient enrollment.  Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and one unit in BIOL or BOMI or ZOOL. Spring. Group II Natural Science.