Prereq.: Two college-level courses in biology, or EEB 171 and one other natural science course, or permission of instructor.
This course provides an introduction to the study of mammals. Students will learn methods of studying mammals in the field by carrying out a series of research projects on the wild mammals of northern Michigan. These projects will be designed to give familiarity with areas of active research on the ecology of mammals and practical experience with the excitement and headaches of formulating hypotheses, carrying out fieldwork, and analyzing data. Some familiarity with elementary statistics is helpful but not necessary. Fulfills the LSA Upper Level Writing Requirement.