BIO 1020 Animal Diversity in Massachusetts

This course covers the animals of Massachusetts with a focus on the mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, as well as some freshwater fishes. The species found in western Massachusetts are emphasized. Diversity, conservation, and human interactions with these animals are investigated. The laboratory will consist of viewing sample specimens of animals found in Massachusetts, learning about their characteristics and natural history, and may include outdoor field work to locate species or evidence of their existence. One two-hour laboratory period per week with laboratory fees. PREREQUISITES: None