This course is an introduction to the field study of biological systems and biodiversity. Students will explore the techniques and complexities of studying Michigan organisms and ecosystems in an outdoor setting. Topics will include wetland and river habitats, native trees, shrubs and wild flowers, fungi, animal diversity, and ecology. Several off-campus trips will enhance the field experience in addition to exploring the natural areas on campus. As part of this course, students will keep a semester-long field journal on a specific natural area of study.
Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6
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Day Class (before 5 p.m.) Evening Class (after 5 p.m.) Online Class
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