Natural History of Wildlife

Natural History of Wildlife
Wildlife species and their habitats, including ecology, life histories, adaptations, behavior, genetics and population viability variables, and the ethics of global stewardship. Field trips required.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedPWS 225 or equivalent.
 ProgramsContaining PWS 344
Course Outcomes

Ecology Problem Solving

In this course, students will be rigorously taught the scientific method and given opportunities to demonstrate the understanding through wildlife ecology problem solving. They will have writing assignments that provide opportunities for the synthesis and expression of the depth of their understanding.

Wildlife and Fisheries

This course introduces students to a number of wildlife and fish species, and basic ecological concepts as they relate to wildlife and fisheries. Students will understand the biology, ecological roles, habitat needs, ecological adaptations, and interactions of fish and wildlife at various levels in an ecosystem.

Natural History Fundementals

Be able to define “natural history” and be able to describe basic concepts and principles that comprise the natural history of an organism

Lifestyle Diversity in Vertebrates

Gain an appreciation for the diversity of lifestyles among vertebrates

Critical Reading and Thinking

Develop critical reading and thinking skills

Effective Communication

Improve oral and written communication skills