Tompkins Cortland Community College

BIOL116 - Tropical Field Natural History

This is a laboratory biology course for a general audience interested in learning more about the natural history of tropical ecosystems. Emphasis will be placed on identifying organisms in the field, critically observing the natural environment in its complexity, understanding basic ecological principles, and performing basic ecological research in tropical locations. Instructional modes include lectures, discussion, field experiences, and readings. This course fulfills a four-credit laboratory science requirement. BIOL 116 fulfills the SUNY General Education Natural Sciences requirement. Significant additional costs. Prerequisites: RDNG 099 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100; and instructor permission. 4 Cr. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.) Spring semester.