Dec 03, 2023
BIOL 125 - Field Studies Credits: 3-5
Focuses on natural history, ecological and environmental topics at specific geographical areas, and involves online, classroom and field work. A reference letter is required. Students must be able to walk 3-7 miles in one day, sleep outside, and follow class and instructor guidelines.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101 and instructor consent.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Identify, illustrate, and exemplify fundamental ecological processes in the environment.
- Identify, illustrate, and exemplify past, current, and future environmental issues along the Northwest Coast.
- Identify and evaluate real world problems using western science techniques.
- Collect, analyze, and interpret ecological data to evaluate environmental phenomena.
- Use the physical senses to heighten experiences.
- Find order, wholes, and unity of pars.
- Produce work that is neat in appearance.
Recognize how scientists use the Scientific Method to guide their inquiry, generate hypotheses, experimental design, reasoning, and draw conclusions based on empirical data.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
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