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BIO 300 — Natural History of Arizona

Updated 16 May 2013

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Description: Plant and animal communities of Arizona. Cannot be used for major credit in the biological sciences. General studies: SG (if credit also earned in BIO 301).

Current Section:
I am not teaching BIO 300 this semester

The Instructor: Udo M. Savalli

Text: S. Phillips & P. Comus (eds) 2000. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press.

Required Supplies: 4 Scantron Forms 882-E

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Lecture Schedule
(Spring 2013)

Week of:
Reading Pages:
Jan 8-10 —Course Introduction; What is Natural History?
Jan 15-17 —Scientific Method; Evolution & Classification
Jan 22-24 —Geological History of Arizona; Topography61-85
Jan 29-31 —Soils; Climate9-28, 41-59, 87-104
Feb 5-7 —Human History of Arizona
Exam 1: Feb 7
Feb 12-14 —Ecological Concepts119-126
Feb 19-21 —Biomes; Communities of Arizona3-18
Feb 26-28 —Biotic Communities of Arizona3-18
Mar 5-7 —Plants127-280
Mar 12-14 —No Class—Spring Break
Mar 19-21 —Plants
Exam 2: Mar 21
Mar 26-28 —Invertebrates281-364
Apr 2-4 —Fish; Amphibians509-542
Apr 9-11 —Reptiles543-585
Apr 16-18 —Birds373-458
Apr 23-25 —Mammals
Exam 3: Apr 25
367-372, 459-507
Apr 30 —Course Overview: Future of Desert
May 7 —Final Exam: 12:10 - 2:00

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