Course Content and Outcome Guide for BMZA 202 Effective Summer 2015
- Course Number:
- BMZA 202
- Course Title:
- Zoo Biology & Management II - Birds
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionExamines the diversity of avian taxa and how this relates to their captive husbandry and management needs and conservation issues. Department permission required. Prerequisites: BMZA 101. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion, students should be able to:
- Effectively research and communicate information about a diversity of birds to a variety of audiences.
- Manage captive populations of birds in a team environment through the appropriate application of knowledge of their specific biology and husbandry requirements.
- Advocate for avian conservation programs
Course Activities and Design
The format for this course is traditional lecture presentations and class discussions. Lecture will be presented utilizing a variety of multimedia and interactive presentations.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Quizzes and final exam
- Term paper.
- Team husbandry presentation
- Participation in class discussions.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts, & Issues
- Evolution & Taxonomy of Birds
- Avian Biology
- Avian Husbandry
- Health Management
- Taxonomy, Biology, Husbandry, & Conservation of:
- Tinamous & Ratites
- Cracids & Gallinaceous birds
- Birds of Prey
- Pigeons & Gruids
- Shorebirds & Waders
- Passerines etc (PACCT TAG)
- Avian Conservation Projects
- Locate and demonstrate understanding of both general information and peer reviewed research regarding biology, husbandry, and conservation of birds
- Clear written and oral presentation of information regarding birds
- Work as part of a team to develop presentations and present information
- Chart egg weight loss and make appropriate incubation decisions based on results