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Biology 140/240: Ecology of the Southwest
Durango (Colorado), United States; Flagstaff (Arizona), United States; Grand Canyon (Arizona), United States; Organ PIpe Nat'l Park (Arizona), United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: J-Term
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Fact Sheet:
Prerequisites: 140: Consent of Instructor, 240: BIO 151, Consent of Instructor Program Type: J-Term 2
Max. Enrollment: 14 Academic Dept: Biology
No. of Credits: 4 All College Req(s): Meets Paideia 450 if sequenced with POLS 258, NWL-Natural World, Lab
Program Description:

INSTRUCTOR:  Eric Baack (Biology) 
Grand Canyon

Course Description: This course will focus on the ecology of the Southwest desert, particularly on the adaptations of organisms to arid conditions and ecological aspects of human water use. We will spend our time primarily in southern Arizona, with a few stops in Colorado, Utah, and northern Arizona. Activities will include hiking in the Grand Canyon, camping in the Sonoran desert, learning the common plants and animals of the desert, discussing current environmental challenges and solutions, and carrying out a field project.

Estimated Cost: $975 - $1,150
Estimated Add'l Meal Costs: $250
Recommended Travel-Specific Immunizations:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
J-Term 2016 21-SEP-2015 ** Rolling Admission 04-JAN-2016 27-JAN-2016

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.