June 15 -
July 7 2008
BISC 380 Ecology of the Galapagos Islands (Study Abroad)
The University of Mississippi Department of Biology offers a course in "The Ecology of the Galapagos Islands" taught by Ole Miss faculty. Students will live on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos, the eastern-most island of this famous archipelago, for a week before beginning an eight-day cruise of the other islands. Students will investigate Galapagos tortoises, Darwin's finches, marine iguanas, whales, and many of the other unique fauna and flora of the region. The program will begin and end in Quito, Ecuador, where students will explore, relax, and shop at local markets. Four hours of undergraduate credit in Biological Sciences are offered. The cost of the program (TBA) includes 4-semester hours of tuition with credit through the University of Mississippi. The course is limited to 14 students. Applications are invited from anyone enrolled in or eligible to enroll in the University of Mississippi. This means that participants must be in academic and disciplinary good standing at their home institutions at the time of the program. Participants must be at least 17 years old by the time the courses begin, must be competent at snorkeling, and must have completed one year of college biology or the equivalent. Non-science majors and other exceptional students may participate with the instructor's consent.
Students enrolled at any accredited university or college may apply. Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing and earned at least 8 semester hours of general biology credit or the equivalent.
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