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Future Course Offerings

Course offerings are subject to change. Laboratory courses appear with an *


EBIO 1010 Diversity of Life – Ribeiro/Doosey

EBIO 1015* Diversity of Life Laboratory – Henry

EBIO 2020 Global Environmental Change – Sonn

EBIO 2020 Theory and Methods in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology – Henry

EBIO 2040 Conservation Biology – Sherry

EBIO 2050 Global Change Biology – Blum

EBIO 2070 Molecular & Evolutionary Genetics– McLean

EBIO 2071 Molecular & Evolutionary Genetics Recitation – McLean

EBIO 2110 Tropical Biology – Ribeiro

EBIO 2600 Natural Resource Conservation Theory and Practice – Bart

EBIO 3080 Processes of Evolution – Derryberry

EBIO 3500 / 6500 Biology of Sharks and their Relatives – McLean

EBIO 3690* Experimental Animal Behavior – Karubian

EBIO 4030* / 6030* Field Botany – Farrer

EBIO 4080 / 6080 Biostatistics and Experimental Design – Van Bael

EBIO 4200* / 6200* Ornithology – Henry

EBIO 4210* Vertebrate Morphology – Doosey

EBIO 4250* Biology of Marine Invertebrates – McLean

EBIO 5971 Research Seminars & Presentation – Henry

EBIO 6660* Genomics & Bioinformatics – Torres-Martinez


EBIO 1010 Diversity of Life – Ribeiro/Henry/Staff

EBIO 1015* Diversity of Life Laboratory – Henry

EBIO 1040 Global Environmental Change – Ribeiro

EBIO 2020 Theory and Methods in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology – Henry

EBIO 2070 Molecular & Evolutionary Genetics – McLean

EBIO 2071 Molecular & Evolutionary Genetics Recitation – McLean

EBIO 2100 Marine Biology – McLean

EBIO 2210 Insect Biology – Van Bael

EBIO 2250 Vertebrate Biology – Ribeiro

EBIO 3040 / 6040 General Ecology – Sherry

EBIO 3045* General Ecology Laboratory – Henry

EBIO 3290 / 6290 Behavioral Ecology – Karubian

EBIO 3590* / 6590* Plant Biology & Adaptation – Torres-Martinez

EBIO 4230* / 6230* Molecular Evolution and Ecology – McLean

EBIO 4270 / 6270 Population Ecology – Taylor

EBIO 4271 / 6271 R Programing for Population Ecology – Taylor

EBIO 5970 Research Seminars & Presentation – Henry

EBIO 6340 Ecological Analysis – Farrer

EBIO 6810 Journal Review in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology – Henry

Courses for Non-Scientists

The EEB Department offers a number of courses that are especially appropriate for non-scientists to satisfy the science distribution requirement, including the laboratory course requirement in some cases. There are no prerequisites for any of these courses, which are listed below. These courses will count toward major or minor requirements in the department unless otherwise indicated.

Lecture Courses

  • EBIO 1040 – Global Environmental Change (does not count toward EEB majors or minor)
  • EBIO 2010 – Evolution in Human Health and Disease (counts toward major beginning 2003 fall)
  • EBIO 2030 – History of Life
  • EBIO 2110 – Tropical Biology
  • EBIO 2210 – Insect Biology

Lecture-Laboratory Courses Fulfilling the LAS Laboratory Science Requirement

  • EBIO 1010 – Diversity of Life
  • EBIO 1015 – Diversity of Life Lab
  • EBIO 3180 – Plants and Human Affairs
  • EBIO 3190 – Plants and Human Affairs Lab
  • EBIO 4310 – Plant Systematics

Descriptions of Courses for Non-Scientists

EBIO 1010 – Diversity of Life (3), Dr. Henry
Co-requisite: EBIO 1015.
A survey of plant and animal life emphasizing the diversity among individual population species communities and ecosystems.

EBIO 1040 – Global Environmental Change (3), Dr. Sonn
Prerequisite: None.
An introduction to the physical and biological processes that regulate the function of the Earth system. The composition formation and stabilization of the Earth's atmosphere and ecosystems will be examined emphasizing biological processes and ecosystem ecology. With an understanding of the historical rates and mechanisms of natural global change the means by which human activities alter Earth system function at local to global scales will be explored along with the consequences of and solutions to human-induced global change.

EBIO 1015 – Diversity of Life Laboratory (1), Dr. Henry
Co-requisite: EBIO 1010.
Laboratory and field exercises designed to augment the lecture material in 1010. Three hours per week.

EBIO 2010 – Evolution in Human Health & Disease (3), Dr. Heins
Prerequisite: None.
An introduction for non-majors to the study of infectious and non-infectious diseases from an evolutionary perspective to understand why we get sick. This course meets the college non-laboratory science requirement. (The course will count toward major and minor requirements beginning with the 2003 fall semester.)

EBIO 2030 – History of Life (3), Dr. Sonn
Prerequisite: None.
The course provides a general introduction for majors and non-majors to the evolution of life on Earth, from its origin through the Pleistocene. The focus is on the evolution and ecology of organisms in primitive environments, with special attention given to key taxa and events, such as the origin of life, the oxygen revolution, mass extinction events, the transition to land, the origin of angiosperms, and the rise and fall of dinosaurs. Emphasis is placed on the reconstruction of ancient environments, using modern ecological principles as a guideline to the nature of early biological communities and ecosystems.

EBIO 2110 – Tropical Biology (3), Staff
Prerequisite: None.
Introduction to ecological, evolutionary and organismal studies of living organisms in the neotropics.

EBIO 2210 – Insect Biology (3), Dr. Van Bael
Prerequisite: None.
Basic insect biology with an emphasis on insect interactions with humans and how insects fit into our culture.

EBIO 3180 – Plants & Human Affairs (3), Dr. Cheruiyot
Co-requisite: EBIO 3185.
Since ancient times, people have relied on plants for food, clothing, shelter, medicines and more. This course investigates some of the ways in which plants support and shape human life. Topics will include: early ideas about plants and the origin of plant lore; plant domestication and the rise of agriculture; plant products in commercial economies; cultural uses of plants; plants and the future of civilization.

EBIO 3185 – Plants & Human Affairs Lab (1), Dr. Cheruiyot
Co-requisite: EBIO3180.
A survey of plant products and their sources, emphasizing the structure, chemistry and diversity of economic plants. Demonstrations, exercises, and field trips.

EBIO 4310 – Plant Systematics (4), Staff
Prerequisite: None.
A review of the structure and evolution of land plants and a survey of the major families of flowering plants. Laboratory emphasis on structural terminology and plant identification. Field trips required.