HIMALAYAN BIODIVERSITY
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
32757
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
Ranging in altitude from several hundred meters above sea level to over seven thousand, from subtropical forests to high altitude meadows and deserts, and from areas with little or no rainfall to regions that are among the wettest in the world, the Himalayas define a geographical region of enormous geological variation and biodiversity. The goal of this course is to gain an understanding of this diversity, with a focus on ecology. More specifically we will examine ecology and ecosystems in terms of biosemiotics ' how and why organisms within an ecological niche communicate with one another, and how these patterns and structures of communication define different kinds of interdependence. Within the framework of standard classificatory schemes ' mammals, birds, reptiles, insects ' we will focus on particular species and specific niche systems for more detailed biosemiotic/behavioral analysis.
Add Consent
Department Consent Required
Class Attributes
DSAS Geographic Region General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Natural Science General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Science NonSeq.GE. Req.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Joseph Alter, Jeff Whitehead
Meets
We 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
WEB Based Class
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
6
Seats Open
24
Class Capacity
30
Unrestricted Seats
24
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20