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GBIO 493-593 Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation in Costa Rica
This field-based course is sponsored by Southeastern's Study Abroad Office. This course will cover the natural history of sea turtles and will visit two of the largest world's rookeries. The objective of this course is to introduce participants to real issues regarding the conservation of endangered species as well as to the collection of biological data aimed at understanding how to best protect these ancient reptiles. The course is open to all Southeastern's as well as to all students enrolled in other Universities.

GBIO 493-593 Tropical Ecology
This is a field-oriented course that provides students with total immersion in Tropical forests in Costa Rica. By designing and conducting experiments that address specific ecological problems students learn first hand about the delicate nature of Tropical ecosystems. This course is physically and mentally challenging, but very rewarding.

GBIO 493-593 Biogeography of the Galapagos Island
This is a field course organized under Southeastern's Study Abroad Office. The course will be taught in the Galapagos Islands and is intended as an intense study of the biogeographical conditions that determined the distribution of vertebrates and plants in the Galapagos Archipelago. Student participants will earn four credits that will count toward their Biology concentration, as appropriate. For non-Stoutheastern students, the credits earned in this class will be transferable.

Zoo 392 Animal Physiology
This course focuses on the mechanisms of vertebrate function and homeostasis. Lectures are complemented by hands-on labs and a research project that students choose. This is a particularly good course for pre-med students (excellent prep for the MCAT) but is a must for all serious Biology students that want to gain an improved understanding of how vertebrates adapt to a changing environment.

Zoo 471-571 Comparative Endocrinology
This course takes advantage of the knowledge acquired in Zoo 392 and focuses on the hormonal mechanisms that control body function. Due to the comparative nature of the material covered the course draws concepts derived from various invertebrate and vertebrate models to examine the evolution of endocrine systems. The course also includes a lab where students learn the intricacies of conducting assays, as well as a research project.