This course emphasizes field-laboratory recognition and environmental relationships of the plants and animals of Florida. Lectures will emphasize basic ecological concepts while the laboratory experience will emphasize identification of representative forms of life of the various biotic communities of the Florida Suncoast. Natural and artificial biological communities will be visited. Two lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory weekly. Extensive time will be spent outdoors. Students may be expected to provide their own transportation to off-campus locations.
Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) Or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) Or (satisfactory score on the SPC Placement Test.)