Ornithology
Lecture Schedule
Spring Semester 2003
15:30-16:45, Tues/Thur, Biology 2215
Instructor: C. Ray Chandler

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Ornithology (Biology 5446/5446G, 4 credits) is offered every spring semester in the Department of Biology. It is not taught on a regular basis during the fall or summer.
 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE SPRING 2003 (exact dates are subject to change)

 DATE

 TOPIC

 TEXT; * = assigned reading

 7 Jan
 introduction  pp. 3-20; *

 LAB
 introduction; campus field trip  

 9 Jan
 avian ancestors; the evolution of flight  pp. 21-33; * *

 14 Jan
 diversification of birds  pp. 33-36

 LAB
 lab: bird morphology  

 16 Jan
 bird design: skeletomuscular system  pp. 93-97; *

 21 Jan
 bird design: physiology  pp. 115-146

 LAB
 field trip: bird pond/sod farm  

 23 Jan
 bird design: sensory systems  pp. 177-202

 28 Jan
 feathers and flight  

 LAB
 LAB EXAM  

 30 Jan
 phylogeny and systematics  

 4 Feb
   

 LAB
 field trip:  

 6 Feb
 LECTURE TEST 1  

 11 Feb
   

 LAB
 field trip:  

 13 Feb
   

 18 Feb
   

 LAB
 field trip:  

 20 Feb
   

 25 Feb
   

 LAB
 field trip:  

 27 Feb
   

 4 Mar
   

 LAB
 field trip  

 6 Mar
   

 11 Mar
   

 LAB
 field trip:  

 13 Mar
 LECTURE TEST 2  

 25 Mar
   

 LAB
 FIELD QUIZ 1  

 27 Mar
   
     

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