Humans are biological organisms and all our biological needs-in whole or in part, directly or indirectly-come from the biotic world in which we are embedded. Yet for many humans, our daily existence in built environments obscures our connection to other organisms, the land, and the unbuilt biotic and abiotic environments. In this course, we will focus on identifying, developing, and documenting our connection to and knowledge of the biotic environment. As a field-based seminar course, our approach will be to spend considerable time outside of the built environment, especially in the Davidson College Ecological Preserve. Students will have significant agency and choice in defining the focus and goals of their learning in this course, the product of which will be a deep authentic knowledge of and expertise in a small piece of nature.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of BIO 112, or BIO114, or ENV 201, or permission of the instructor is required.
Time 0110 - 0400pm