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Posted: May 22

In observance of Memorial Day, all School of General Studies offices will close at 1 p.m. on Fri., May 26 and will remain closed until Tues., May 30 at 9 a.m.

In observance of Memorial Day, all School of General Studies offices will close at 1 p.m. on Fri., May 26 and will remain closed until Tues., May 30 at 9 a.m.

University administrative and academic offices will also be closed on Mon., May 29. No classes will be held on Mon., May 29.

Posted: May 25

The Dean of Students Office will operate on a summer schedule from May 30 - August 18.

The Dean of Students Office will operate on a summer schedule from May 30 - August 18.

DOS Office Summer Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Posted: May 9

Students are invited to explore three options for fulfilling the science core requirement during the 2017 summer sessions.

Students are invited to explore three options for fulfilling the science core requirement during the 2017 summer sessions. All are introductory level with no prerequisites or prior knowledge of biology necessary.

Summer Session 1 (D)

S1011D The Behavioral Biology of Living Primates
Dr. Jenna Lawrence, 5 weeks, May 23-June 22
An up-close look at the lives of our nearest relatives. Explore the amazing array of strategies non human primates use to cooperate and compete for food, friendship, and mates—all while facing threats posed by predators and humans. 

S1001D Biodiversity
Dr. Leo Douglas, May 22 to June 28
Many people talk about the environment these days but what do you really know about the diversity of plant and animal life on this planet? How did it arise? What’s really happening to it? And critically, how can it be conserved?

Summer Session 2 (Q)

S3015Q An Introduction to Animal Behavior through Fieldwork
Dr. Andrew Fulmer, July 3-August 9
Why do eagles dance? What makes a dog adopt ducklings? Using evolutionary principles as the unifying theme, we will survey the study of animal behavior including history, basic principles, and research methods. Fieldwork at local zoos and in the urban environment of New York is a significant component of this course. 

S1115Q The Life Aquatic
Dr. A. Nicole Mihnovets, July 6-August 10
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. 

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