BIOL 451 (Winter)

Research in Ecology and Development in Africa

Part of the African Field Studies Semester (AFSS)
(Offered in 2017-2018)


Instructor(s):
L. Chapman
N3/12A
(514) 398-6431
lauren.chapman@mcgill.ca
& Staff
Workload:
3 credits
Co-requisite(s):
ANTH 451 or GEOG 451
Restriction:
Not open to students who are taking or have taken NRSC 451
Content:
This course contributes to the core curriculum for students participating in the African Field Studies Semester. The course focuses on development of observation and independent inquiry skills in the areas of ecology and development in Africa through: participation in short-term project modules in collaboration with existing researchers; participation in interdisciplinary team research on topics selected to allow comparative analysis of field sites; active and systematic observation, documentation, and integration of field experience in ecology and development issues.  Students must register for the African Field Studies Semester.
Readings:
Independent readings as assigned by instructor.
Methods:
Lectures at field sites, interdisciplinary research (group projects), field exercises, field observation records.
Evaluations:

Research project, module assignments, and field observation records and participation.

 

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Last update: March 22, 2017