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  Aug 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 University Catalog [under review]
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BIOL 140 - Natural History of Rockbridge County


FDR: SL
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: Non-biology majors only. Open to biology majors only by instructor consent. An introduction to the flora and fauna of Rockbridge County, with heavy emphasis on first-hand field experience. Readings include historical and current descriptions of biological communities and species typical of this area of Virginia, The close relationship between natural history and the fields of ecology and evolution is explored. Discussions and field trips emphasize the history of natural communities in the Shenandoah Valley and Southern Appalachians, the changes to these communities caused by human, and conservation strategies. Students should be prepared to be outside in all weather, hike in rough terrain, and enjoy field exploration (including early mornings and night excursions). Cabe.





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