Tompkins Cortland Community College

BIOL115 - Field Natural History


This course is an introduction to the study of local biodiversity. Emphasis is placed upon identification of organisms in the field and development of an understanding of their ecological relationships. Most class meetings will be at off-campus field sites. On-site modes of travel may include walking, bicycling, snow shoeing, canoeing, and horse-drawn wagon. Substantial outside preparation for the laboratories may be required. This will include the planning, implementation, and presentation of an independent field-based student research project. BIOL 115 fulfills the SUNY General Education requirement in Natural Sciences. Prerequisites: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 100. 3 Cr. (2 Lec. 2 Lab.) Fall semester.