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2021-2022 Westminster College Catalog 
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BIO 120 - Biology of Birds

Semester Hours: 4

An introductory course for non-science majors. A primary goal of this course is for students to emerge with a lasting knowledge of and appreciation for birds and birding. Through lecture and laboratory, students will develop understanding and appreciation for the diversity, evolution, life histories, morphological traits, ecological relationships, behaviors, and conservation of birds. Field experiences will help students learn to identify regional species by sight and/or sound. Students will also contribute to and explore citizen-science databases to study how birds are affected by habitat loss, climate change, and disease in North America. Meets Scientific Discovery Intellectual Perspective requirement (SD).

Intellectual Perspective: SD
Lab Included: LB