University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


Department of Botany, College of Biological Science.

Department of Zoology, College of Biological Science.

The program provides a solid foundation in the principles of ecology, and further training in both pure and applied aspects of ecology. After the fourth semester, the student may choose to enter 1 of 3 areas of emphasis, or to design a course package that meets his/her own specific ecological interests (General Ecology). The program offers preparation for careers in conservation, resource management, ecological consulting, or nature interpretation; or for graduate training and research in fundamental ecology. This major qualifies students for post-graduate work in the environmental sciences, and provides a sound science background for students wishing to pursue careers in teaching, government service or the private sector. Admission criteria are those established by the University and Program Committee.

Honours Program Major

A minimum total of 20.00 credits is required to complete the major.

Semester 1

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ENGL*1200 [0.50] Reading the Contemporary World
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective

Semester 3

CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
1 of:
GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
GEOL*1000 [0.50] Principles of Geology
GEOL*1100 [0.50] Principles of Geology
BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
0.50 elective

Semester 4

BIOL*3110 [0.50] Population Ecology
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II
1.00 elective

Semester 5

BIOL*3120 [0.50] Community Ecology
BOT*2300 [0.50] Plant Physiology
1 of:
BOT*2400 [0.50] Plant Anatomy
ZOO*2070 [0.50] Invertebrate Zoology I
ZOO*2090 [0.50] Vertebrate Structure and Function
1.00 elective

Semester 6

MBG*3000 [0.50] Population Genetics
ZOO*3300 [0.50] Evolution
2.00 electives

Semester 7

BIOL*4110 [0.75] Ecological Methods
1.75 electives

Semester 8

BIOL*4120 [0.50] Evolutionary Ecology
2.00 electives

Areas of Emphasis

General Ecology

A minimum of 3.00 credits from the area-of-emphasis-specific credits, plus 1.50 additional science credits. Of the 4.50 credits, at least 3.50 must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Experimental Ecology

MBG*3000 [0.50] Population Genetics
ZOO*3300 [0.50] Evolution
ZOO*4070 [0.50] Animal Behaviour
ZOO*4170 [0.50] Experimental Comparative Animal Physiology
0.75 credit from 1 of BOT*4820, ZOO*4410, ZOO*4500, ZOO*4600, ZOO*4610.
2.25 additional science credits, at least 1.50 of which are at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Interpretive Ecology

BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments
ENVB*3110 [0.50] Natural History of Insects
ENVB*3000 [0.50] Nature Interpretation
ZOO*3440 [0.50] Biology of Running Waters
ZOO*4070 [0.50] Animal Behaviour
0.75 credit from 1 of ZOO*4410, ZOO*4600, ZOO*4610
1 of:
BOT*2700 [0.50] Classification and Morphology of Seed Plants
BOT*3200 [0.50] Mycology
BOT*3260 [0.50] Phycology
1 of:
ZOO*4020 [0.50] Ichthyology
ZOO*4090 [0.50] Ornithology
ZOO*4280 [0.50] Mammalogy
ZOO*4430 [0.50] Herpetology
At least 0.75 additional science credits at the 3000 or 4000 level.
CHEM*3360 [0.50] Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
ENVB*3040 [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment
ENVB*4040 [0.50] Behaviour of Insects
MICR*4140 [0.50] Soil Microbiology and Biotechnology
ZOO*3440 [0.50] Biology of Running Waters

Resource Conservation

AGEC*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
BIOL*3130 [0.50] Conservation Biology I
BIOL*4150 [0.50] Wildlife Conservation and Management
ECON*1200 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
ZOO*4050 [0.50] Natural Resources Policy
2.50 additional science credits, at least 1.50 of which are at the 3000 or 4000 level
ENVB*2030 [0.50] Forestry
ENVB*4780 [0.50] Forest Ecology
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality

Honours Program Minor

A minor in Ecology requires the following courses:

  1. BIOL*3010, BIOL*3110, BIOL*3120, BIOL*4110, BIOL*4120
  2. BOT*2300 or ZOO*3200
  3. MBG*3000 or ZOO*3300
  4. 1 of BOT*2400, BOT*2700, ZOO*2090
  5. 1 of GEOG*1220, GEOG*1300, GEOL*1000, GEOL*1100
  6. at least 0.25 credit chosen in consultation with the Ecology departmental advisor (Dr. R. Reader, AXEL 108)

1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science - B.Sc.

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