Students should contact the departmental representative with course-related questions.

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Departmental Representative:
Dr. Jill Shapiro
1101 Schermerhorn Extension
212-854-5819
jss19@columbia.edu

EEEB S1011C Behavioral Biology of the Living Primates. 3 points.

5 WEEKS ONLY: MEETS TU/TH WEEKS 1-3; MEETS M/TU/TH WEEKS 4-5.

The study of nonhuman primate behavior from the perspective of phylogeny, adaptation, physiology and anatomy, and life history.  This course focuses on the four main problems primates face:  Finding appropriate food, avoiding being eaten themselves, reproducing in the face of competition and dealing with social partners.No previous knowledge of science is assumed. Fulfills a science requirement for most Columbia and GS undergraduates. Field trip:  Date TBD. Trip to zoo—during class time; students pay for public transportation

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Note:  Separate registration is not required for discussion section.  

Summer 2017: EEEB S1011C
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EEEB 1011 001/23725 M T Th 1:00pm - 5:20pm
652 Schermerhorn Hall
Jenna Lawrence 3 8/20

EEEB S1001D Biodiversity. 3 points.

An introduction to the enormous diversity of life on Earth. From bacteria to mammals, this course will survey species diversity, with an emphasis on ecological interactions and conservation. The course will also use basics of genetics and evolutionary biology to explore how diversity is generated and maintained. No previous knowledge of science is assumed. Fulfills a science requirement for most Columbia and GS undergraduates.

Summer 2017: EEEB S1001D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EEEB 1001 001/67150 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
963 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Leo Douglas 3 23/25

EEEB S1115Q The Life Aquatic. 3 points.

CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement

Fee: Course Fee - 20.00

Water covers the majority of the earth’s surface but what of the life in these waters? Rivers, wetlands, lakes, estuaries and oceans provide habitat for an extraordinary diversity of animals. This course explores the amazing array of aquatic animals that occupy both freshwater and marine ecosystems as well as the natural and human activities that impact their survival. No previous knowledge of science is assumed. Fulfills the science requirement for most Columbia and GS undergraduates. ​Field trip:  Date TBD. Students pay for public transportation. 

Summer 2017: EEEB S1115Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EEEB 1115 001/13681 T Th 9:00am - 12:10pm
467 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Alicia Mihnovets 3 20/25

EEEB S3015Q An Introduction to Animal Behavior Through Fieldwork. 3 points.


Fee: Course Fee - 15.00

Using evolutionary principles as the unifying theme, we will survey the study of animal behavior, including the history, basic principles and research methods.   Fieldwork is a significant component of this course and through observations at the World Wildlife Conservation Park (Bronx Zoo) and in the urban environment of New York, students will gain familiarity with the scientific method, behavioral observation and research design. Although this is listed as a 3000-level course, no prior biology experience is required. Fulfills the science requirement for most Columbia and GS undergraduates. Field trip: TBD, most probably trip to zoo—during class time; students pay for public transportation

Summer 2017: EEEB S3015Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
EEEB 3015 001/73630 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
467 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Andrew Fulmer 3 12/20

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