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Last approved: Sat, 31 Mar 2018 08:00:27 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:48:26 GMT

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ZO (Zoology)
334
032593
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Captive Animal Biology Field Laboratory
Captive Animal Bio Field Lab
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
3
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
BSC 495 070Spring 201812
BSC 495 070Spring 201712
BIO 495 070Spring 201613
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
2
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Laboratory2
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Jennifer Campbell
Teaching Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Laboratory1616No.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 181; Co-requisite: ZO 333; Sophomore standing and above.

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17ZOOBSZoologyElective
17BIOSCBSBiological SciencesElective
This laboratory course serves to introduce interested students to today's captive animal conservation efforts from the perspective of NC facilities on the front lines. Through the lens of these nearby institutions, we will investigate in detail a variety of factors essential to the management of wild animals in a captive setting. We will take topics (history, population management, genetics, nutrition, education, conservation) from the lecture course and expand them as we focus on challenges unique to these local captive facilities. While some activities will take place on campus, a number of off-campus field trips are required, including one 3-day laboratory at North Carolina Zoo. We will return to campus most days within the scheduled time frame, however students should plan for the possibility that labs may go overtime on some occasions.

This new course is designed as a companion to the popular ZO 333 Captive Animal Biology.  Students will have the opportunity to gain direct experience with a variety of NC facilities dealing with challenges involved in keeping animals in captivity.  Many students interested in careers related to animal behavior and animal biology will be interested in this course.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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No additional resources are requested; Dr. Campbell will teach in load and course expenses will be covered by ETF.

Student Learning Outcomes


  • List and discuss the most important issues and challenges that face today’s (and future) zoological facilities.




  • Identify the breadth of species in captivity and key management issues unique to certain groups.




  • Demonstrate knowledge of the important ethical issues associated with keeping animals captive, and laws covering the animals, the people who work with them, and the visiting public.




  • Critically evaluate the purpose and mission of the various facilities housing captive animals.




  • Identify key issues related to reproduction, population, nutrition, and behavior management for species most commonly housed in zoos and aquariums.




  • Communicate the important and increasing role of conservation, education and research in today’s zoos.




Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes40scheduled quizzes
Lab assignments25ZIMS computer assignment
Written Assignment175listed in schedule and explained in class
Participation10includes pop quizzes

aeherget (Mon, 12 Mar 2018 15:24:31 GMT): AECHH: Updating component information at instructor and initiator's request via emails 3/7/201/-3/12/2018.
aeherget (Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:19:41 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus and removing additional comments at instructor's request via email 3/12/2018.
aeherget (Wed, 28 Mar 2018 14:03:19 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 3/28/2018.
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