Prerequisites: "C-" or better in BIOL 2010 AND Member of Honors College.
Meets with BIOL 5345. Natural History of the Colorado Plateau - Honors (BIOL 5346) is an intensive and broad biology course focused on the natural history and environmental biology of southeastern Utah with a connection to human activities. This course will be based at the Rio Mesa Center, University of Utah. Graduate students and undergraduates in advanced standing in Biology are invited to participate and will receive credit for this course. Students will interact directly with Geologists, Botanists, Zoologists, Ecologists, and Conservation Biologists. The student observations on organisms at Rio Mesa will contribute to a natural history database from observations gathered and entered in a course field log that will provide a long term learning. In addition, students will use their acquired knowledge to tie Biology back to human activities. It is recommended that BIOL 3410 is completed prior to taking this course.