University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Ecology (ECOL)

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 one (1) of three (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.

Major (Honours Program)

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

MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I

PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I

0.50 Arts or Social Science elective

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II

CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II

PHYS*1080 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II

0.50 Arts or Social Science elective

One of:

CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing

CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming

Semester 3

BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology

CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry

STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I

0.50 elective

One of:

GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment

GEOL*1000 [0.50] Principles of Geology

GEOL*1100 [0.50] Principles of Geology

Semester 4

BIOL*3110 [0.50] Population Ecology

MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics

1.00 elective

One of:

BIOL*2250 [0.50] Biostatistics and the Life Sciences

STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II

Semester 5

BIOL*3010 [0.50] Laboratory and Field Work in Ecology

BIOL*3120 [0.50] Community Ecology

1.00 elective

One of:

BOT*2100 [0.50] Life Strategies of Plants

ZOO*3200 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology I

One of:

ZOO*2070 [0.50] Invertebrate Zoology I

ZOO*2090 [0.50] Vertebrate Structure and Function

Semester 6

2.00 electives

One of:

MBG*3000 [0.50] Population Genetics

ZOO*3300 [0.50] Evolution

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 (GECO)

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 (EECO)

ZOO*3200 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology I

ZOO*4070 [0.50] Animal Behaviour

ZOO*4170 [0.50] Experimental Comparative Animal Physiology

0.75 credit from:

BOT*4820 [0.75] Research Opportunities in Botany I

ZOO*4410 [0.75] Field Ecology

ZOO*4500 [0.75] Research Problems in Zoology I

ZOO*4600 [0.75] Tropical Ecology

ZOO*4610 [0.75] Arctic Ecology

ZOO*4700 [0.50] Field Biology

ZOO*4710 [0.25] Field Biology

ZOO*4800 [0.50] Field Biology

ZOO*4810 [0.25] Field Biology

1.75 additional science credits, at least 1.50 of which are at the 3000 or 4000 level

One of the following not already successfully completed in Semester 6:

MBG*3000 [0.50] Population Genetics

ZOO*3300 [0.50] Evolution

Interpretive Ecology (IE)

ENVB*3000 [0.50] Nature Interpretation

ZOO*4070 [0.50] Animal Behaviour

0.75 credit from:

ZOO*4410 [0.75] Field Ecology

ZOO*4600 [0.75] Tropical Ecology

ZOO*4610 [0.75] Arctic Ecology

ZOO*4700 [0.50] Field Biology

ZOO*4710 [0.25] Field Biology

ZOO*4800 [0.50] Field Biology

ZOO*4810 [0.25] Field Biology

At least 0.75 additional science credits at the 3000 or 4000 level

One of:

BIOL*3050 [0.50] Mycology I

BOT*3710 [0.50] Classification and Morphology of Seed Plants

One of:

ZOO*4020 [0.50] Ichthyology

ZOO*4090 [0.50] Ornithology

ZOO*4280 [0.50] Mammalogy

ZOO*4430 [0.50] Herpetology

One of:

BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments

ENVB*3110 [0.50] Natural History of Insects

Recommended:

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

Resource Conservation (RC)

AGEC*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics

BIOL*3130 [0.50] Conservation Biology

ECON*1050 [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

Recommended:

BIOL*4060 [0.50] Restoration Ecology

BIOL*4150 [0.50] Wildlife Conservation and Management

ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality

ENVB*2030 [0.50] Current Issues in Forest Science

ENVB*4780 [0.50] Forest Ecology

ENVS*3320 [0.50] Principles of Landscape Ecology

Minor (Honours Program)

A minimum of 5.00 credits is required to completed the minor, which must include:

BIOL*3010 [0.50] Laboratory and Field Work in Ecology

BIOL*3110 [0.50] Population Ecology

BIOL*3120 [0.50] Community Ecology

BIOL*4110 [0.75] Ecological Methods

BIOL*4120 [0.50] Evolutionary Ecology

0.75 credit chosen in consultation with the Ecology departmental advisor (Dr. J. Klironomos, AXEL 103)

One of:

MBG*3000 [0.50] Population Genetics

ZOO*3300 [0.50] Evolution

One of:

BOT*2100 [0.50] Life Strategies of Plants

ZOO*2090 [0.50] Vertebrate Structure and Function

One of:

GEOG*1220 [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment

GEOG*1300 [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment

GEOL*1050 [0.50] Geology and the Environment

GEOL*1100 [0.50] Principles of Geology


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