Summary: BIOL 464- Biology of Marine Mammals- Fall 2009
Meeting: Academic West 406; MWF 10:00-10:50.
Phone/email: Alejandro Acevedo (email: firstname.lastname@example.org,, phone: 650-3653)
Office Hours: Acevedo (BI 309): M 15-16; T 10-13; F 11-12
1) You will receive a solid foundation and construct your own knowledge on the conservation and
evolutionary behavior and ecology of marine mammals.
2) You will continue the development of the knowledge and skills that are required of any scientist (and
of many other professionals): identifying appropriate sources of information and funding; gathering,
synthesizing and critically evaluating knowledge; thinking analytically and developing scientific
questions; communicating ideas concisely and effectively in both written and oral forms; working in
collaboration with others to integrate knowledge into a coherent body of work, and most importantly
developing your own ideas and opinions.
In order to fulfill these objectives, you will:
· Be engaged in lectures to learn about the most relevant information and current research.
· Participate in activities to construct your own knowledge by working in randomly-assigned groups.
· Visit my office to meet with me so I have an opportunity to learn more about you.