Course Descriptions

FW252 :  Mammals: Biology and Techniques

This course is designed for students pursuing careers in natural resources management and all those interested in the biology of mammals. Students learn the traits that are common to all mammals and the origins of the evolutionary lineage called Mammalia. They also examine, in detail, the identification, biology and natural history of selected orders as well as behavioral and ecological trends of the entire class. Students discuss the management and conservation of mammals and, through laboratories, gain practical experience with techniques used to study them. The course includes several outdoor laboratories and field trips and may require time outside of scheduled lab hours. Non-sequential.
Prerequisite: RD090, WR090 and MTH020, each with a grade of "C" or better, or placement above stated course levels; and one college science course; or instructor consent.
Credit Hours: 4
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