Robert L. Curry
   

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Teaching

 

  • Undergraduate courses

    • Introductory Ecology, Bio 3255
      Fall semester, even and odd years.
      Instruction alternates with (or is sometimes shared with) V. Iyengar; I will share instruction in F15 with Post-doctoral Fellow Matt Miller.
      Fulfills distribution requirement in Population Biology for Biology majors; also fulfills Core Curriculum's Research Requirement for BIO majors.
      Prerequisites: General Biology I & II or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
      Can count for elective credit for Ethics concentration, or for the Environmental Studies or Environmental Science majors. 

    • Animal Behavior, Bio 3015
      Usually Spring semester, even and odd years.
      Instruction alternates with (or is sometimes shared with) V. Iyengar; Dr. Vik alone in S16.
      Prerequisites: General Biology I & II or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
      Fulfills distribution requirement in Population Biology for Biology majors; also fulfills Core Curriculum's Research Requirement for BIO majors.
      Can count for elective credit for Cognitive Science program.

    • Field Ecology & Evolution, Bio 4451 (lecture component)
      Usually Fall semester, odd years, co-taight by Dr. Curry with one other instructor. Next offering (tentative): F17.
      This course is a prerequisite for Bio 4452 in the subsequent Spring semester (when offered; not offered in S16).
      Prerequisites: General Biology I & II or equivalent, plus at least one relevant science course as additional background with permission of the instructor (contact me). Students must also either plan to complete Bio 4452 in the subsequent semester or register concurrently for the matching section of Bio 4452 (we strongly discourage taking the Bio 4451 lecture course alone, because its primary purpose is to prepare students for the corresponding field course).

    • Field Ecology & Evolution Laboratory, Bio 4452 (lab component)
      Usually Spring semester, even years, co-taught by Dr. Curry with one other instructor. Next offering (tentative): S18. Mainly involves a required field trip, usually before the start of Spring classes, followed by data analysis, report preparation, and discussion.
      Fulfills distribution requirement in Population Biology for Biology majors; also fulfills Core Curriculum's Research Requirement for BIO majors.
      Prerequisites: General Biology I & II or equivalent (with permission of instructors), plus at least one relevant science course as additional background with permission of the instructor. Students must also either complete Bio 4451 in preceding semester or register concurrently for the matching section of Bio 4451.
      Can count for elective credit for the Environmental Studies or Environmental Science majors.
      Counts for Core Curriculum Diversity III credit. 

    • Conservation Biology (Capstone), Bio 5300
      Spring semester, even years. Next anticipated offering: S17.
      Prerequisites: General Biology I & II or equivalent and Bio 3255, or permission of the instructor.
      Can count for elective credit for the Environmental Science major.

  • Graduate courses

    • Vertebrate Ecology, Bio 7105
      Lecture + laboratory + field trips.
      Prerequisites: at least one undergraduate or graduate course in ecology, evolutionary biology, or animal behavior, or permission of the instructor.
      Next anticipated offering: F16

    • Tropical Biology lecture & laboratory
      Graduate course numbers (Bio 8940, 8941) for Field Ecology course pair (Bio 4451 + 4452) when offered with focus on the Yucatan region of Mexico, or possibly Belize.
      Prerequisites: at least one undergraduate or graduate course in ecology, evolutionary biology, or animal behavior, or permission of the instructor.
      Next offering: TBD, but not F15-S16.

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