Field Experiences

One-Hour Courses

  • BIO 1101 Field Biology-East & Southeast Texas
  • BIO 1102 Field Biology-Rio Grande Valley
  • BIO 1103 Field Biology-Southwest Texas
  • BIO 1104 Field Biology-Panhandle & NW
  • BIO 1105 Field Biology-Central Texas
  • BIO 1106 Field Biology-Guadalupe Mountains
  • GLG 1101 Urban Geology

A series of mini-course field experiences to study the ecosystems of selected areas of Texas or the impact of urbanization on the environment. Urban geology is offered in the fall semester and the others are offered one per semester on a rotating basis. Additional fee.

Three-Hour Courses*

  • BIO 3302 Tropical Biology. A field study of biology and ecology of tropical marine and rain forest ecosystems. This course also includes a study of the environmental concerns and conservation efforts in tropical ecosystems. Additional fee.
  • SCI 3303 Geology and Ecology of the Southwest U.S. A field study of major landforms and wildlife associated with the desert Southwest. This course emphasizes recognition of depositional and erosional features, identification of wildlife, and the interactions between biotic and abotic components of desert ecosystems. Also, includes a study of the environmental concerns and conservation efforts in the desert of the Southwest. Additional fee.
  • SCI 3304 Geology and Ecology of Hawaii. A field study of vulcanism and the biological and physical factors which have influenced the ecological development of the Hawaiian Islands. This course emphasizes recognition of geologic features, wildlife identification, and a study of the environmental concerns and conservation efforts in Hawaii. Additional fee.

BIO 3302 is offered each spring semester;
SCI 3303 & SCI 3304 are offered alternately (2:1) in the summer.
*Additional courses are available through association with Concordia University, Portland.

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