Viewing: BIO 570 : Evolutionary Ecology

Last approved: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 09:00:36 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:33:53 GMT

Changes proposed by: jllubisc
Change Type
Major
BIO (Biological Sciences)
570
032700
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Evolutionary Ecology
Evolutionary Ecology
College of Sciences
Biological Sciences (17BSC)
26.0101
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
5
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
ZO 592 016Fall 20179
ZO 592 016Fall 201612
ZO 592 016Fall 201510
ZO 592 016Fall 201413
ZO 592 016Fall 201311
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar3
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
R. Brian Langerhans
Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar1212No.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Prequisite: Graduate Standing or C- or better in AEC/PB 360 and Corequisite: C- or better in BIO 330 or BIO 432
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17BIOSCEECBS in Bio Sci: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology concentrationElective
This course provides a detailed overview of evolutionary ecology, the multidisciplinary interface of ecological and evolutionary processes. The course includes an historical perspective of the development of the field, major theoretical and empirical milestones, and the cutting edge of modern evolutionary ecology research and application. This is a discussion-oriented course, drawing heavily from peer-reviewed literature. Grading is centered on participation, leading discussions, critical literature reviews, and a research project. The course Moodle website will contain files for all assigned readings, the course syllabus, tips for leading discussions, and a schedule of class meetings and discussion leaders.

This course has regular audience of graduate students and a few advanced undergraduate students interested in evolutionary ecology, serving graduate students from a number of programs, including Biology (formerly Zoology); Physiology; Plant Biology; Biomathematics; and Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesJohn Dole
Derek Aday
11:42 AM (5 hours ago)
to me, John
Jane,
I took a look and asked Becky Irwin to as well. We are both supportive of this moving forward.

Derek


D. Derek Aday
Professor and Head
Department of Applied Ecology and
University Director, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center
North Carolina State University
127 David Clark Laboratory
Raleigh, NC 27695-7617
919-513-7568
Dr. Langerhans will continue to teach this course as part of his regular responsibilities.

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:



  • explain the historical background for some of the major questions in evolutionary ecology, and read, understand, and discuss current research in the field.

  • integrate concepts, theories, and methods across different areas of ecology and evolution, and apply the knowledge and skills acquired through this and previous coursework to relevant issues, questions, and problems especially related to the causes and consequences of phenotypic evolution.

  • evaluate how scientific knowledge is acquired and applied in addressing integrative questions in ecology and evolution.

  • communicate the results of their work in a professional manner, both written and spoken.

  • critique primary literature, transform ideas into formal research proposals, demonstrate research and grant-writing skills, and independently think critically about complex problems.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Project30%Research Project paper
Oral Presentation30%Leading Discussions
Written Assignment20%Literature critique for each assigned discussion lead
Participation20%Expectations to participate in class discussions.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
see syllabus for generic schedule; a sample syllabus (indicating student discussion responsibilities) is also attached
mlnosbis 11/7/2018:
1) Effective date must be Spring 2019 or later.
2) Clarify the prerequisite statement. Prerequisite must be taken prior to enrolling in this course; corequisite can be taken at the same time.
3) Is this course an elective for an undergraduate plan? I do not see that this is dual-level-- is it supposed to be an undergraduate course, as well?
4) Component type should be lecture if you want it to be a 3-credit course. See https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/courseleaf-2/instructional-formats/
5) This needs a consultation with CALS. Please send to John Dole (jmdole@ncsu.edu) for a consultation and enter the consultation summary in the appropriate CIM field.

cohen (11/08/2018):
1. I don't see that 360 has a BIO prefix in the course catalog, but it does have AEC and PB prefixes. Have I missed something there? If not, please modify that once you've clarified the prerequisites and corequisites as Melissa requested.
2. If after consultation with CALS you decide to cross-list the course, the course will need to go through the usual course action process in CALS as well.
3. On the syllabus there is a note that late assignments will not be accepted. What happens if a student has an unforeseen emergency? I would suggest noting that such circumstances will be handled on a case-by-case basis.


jllubisc (11/12/18):
1) Done
2) Done
3) No change. Some advanced undergraduates take the 500-level course. It is not dual level.
4) Seminars have the same contact/credit hour ratio as Lectures according to your website, so I don't see why we can't call it what it is -- a Seminar course. No change.
5) Done

1. 360 used to be BIO, but we can take it out. I removed from CIM and from the syllabus.
2. NA. The departments do not share responsibility for this course, so it will not be cross-listed.
3. Note added that in such instances the student should speak with the instructor.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 11/19/2018:
-There are some differences between the syllabus and text in CIM. Not sure if that is a problem. The syllabus lists BIO 430 as a corequisite, but it should be BIO 432.
-The syllabus states "Undergraduate students should have completed....and should have completed..." However, CIM says " Prerequisite: C- or better in AEC/PB 360 AND Corequisite: C- or better in BIO 330 or BIO 432 ", which I interpret as meaning the courses are required. Are the courses required or just strongly recommended?

jllubisc 11/21/2018

We fixed BIO 432 in the syllabus, thanks. But we're okay with the language on pre-reqs, which will be enforced at the time of enrollment. The courses are required (or co-reqs) so students should have completed them (or have them in progress).
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