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2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 320 - International Tropical Field Research

This course exposes students to international travel and field research.  Students will explore ecology, energy, conservation, and the diversity of tropical ecosystems.  Students travel with faculty to a tropical field site in Central America for 10 days in the January session before Spring classes start.  Students collect empirical data to test biological and ecological hypotheses.  Additionally, students will be exposed to local culture regarding land use and biodiversity.  Upon returning from the field site, students meet throughout the spring semester to analyze the data collected, write a research paper and present their results at Scholars in Action.

Prerequisites & Notes
Students should pass the following courses with a grade of C- or better:

BIOL 121 - Bioscience I  

BIOL 122 - Bioscience II  

BIOL 123 - Bioscience I Laboratory  

BIOL 124 - Bioscience II Laboratory   

Credits: 4