Prerequisites: Member of Honors College.
Physical/Life Science Exploration
This course will introduce students to the fields of ecology in times of rapid global change. Special attention will be paid to the organizing principles of evolution and the evolutionary processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, biological life and interactions among organisms. Students will learn theories/models used in ecology and animal behavior and then apply these models to field projects that engage questions related to foraging, competition, migration, and reproductive decisions, among others. Students will also critically analyze how conflicting and beneficial interactions among species (including humans) are developed, established, and persist in different ecosystems.