BIOL 217 Survey of Grenada Wildlife and Habitats

This course is a survey course of Grenada wildlife and their habitats. Students enrolled in this course will explore the diversity of vertebrate species that inhabit the Grenada landscape. One of the primary goals of the course is to introduce students to the concept of habitat and the immutable connection between the conservation of the habitat and the conservation of wildlife. The focus of the course will be Grenada amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds. Students will explore ecological, educational, philosophical, economic, and cultural values that affect human perceptions of the conservation of habitat and wildlife in Grenada.
This course will be intensive in terms of reading, writing, and self-expression. Students will be expected to verbalize their thoughts and observations on assigned readings in classroom discussions and presentations. Students will also help each other formulate and bring into focus, what will be their unique philosophical viewpoints on habitat and wildlife conservation in Grenada.