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Georgia Gwinnett College    
  Jan 21, 2018
2017-2018 Georgia Gwinnett Catalog [ARCHIVED COPY]

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BIOL 3050 - Tropical Biology

(3) Credit Hours
Prerequisite: BIOL 1102  or BIOL 1108K 
This course introduces students to tropical ecosystems, plants and animals. The course includes: 45 hours of instruction at GGC plus a 9-day field experience in Ecuador and the Galapagos. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: (1) describe the ecology of the rainforest and tropical ecosystems; (2) describe typical rainforest plants and animals and note their special adaptations; (3) identify and interact with plants and animals in the natural tropical habitats; (4) describe the historical significance of Darwin’s voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle; (5) compare and contrast North American and South American cultures with a focus on environmental issues; (6) identify and interact with unfamiliar geographical features (e.g. volcanoes, coral reefs).

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