Summer Sessions | Courses | Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

The E3B Department emphasizes a multi-disciplinary perspective to understand life on Earth from the level of organisms to global processes that sustain humanity and all life. The summer course offerings include topics related to ecosystem science, behavioral and community ecology, and areas of plant and animal systematics.

Check the Directory of Classes for the most up-to-date course information.

Summer 2022 Session Information

  • SESSION A (First Half Term) courses are May 23–July 1, 2022
  • SESSION B (Second Half Term) courses are July 5–August 12, 2022
  • SESSION X (Full Term) courses are May 23–August 12, 2022
Courses
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BIODIVERSITY
EEEB1001S001 3 points.
An introduction to the enormous diversity of life on Earth. From bacteria to mammals, this course will survey species diversity, with an emphasis on ecological interactions and conservation. The course will also use basics of genetics and evolutionary biology to explore how diversity is generated and maintained. No previous knowledge of science is assumed. Fulfills a science requirement for most Columbia and GS undergraduates.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
EEEB1001S001 001/10053 Session A Mo 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
We 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Sara Kross
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
BIODIVERSITY
EEEB1001S002 3 points.
An introduction to the enormous diversity of life on Earth. From bacteria to mammals, this course will survey species diversity, with an emphasis on ecological interactions and conservation. The course will also use basics of genetics and evolutionary biology to explore how diversity is generated and maintained. No previous knowledge of science is assumed. Fulfills a science requirement for most Columbia and GS undergraduates.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
EEEB1001S002 002/10054 Session B Tu 05:30 PM–08:40 PM
Th 05:30 PM–08:40 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Steffen Foerster
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
THE LIFE AQUATIC
EEEB1115S001 3 points.

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. No previous knowledge of science is assumed. Fulfills the science requirement for most Columbia and GS undergraduates.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
EEEB1115S001 001/10055 Session B Mo 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
We 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jenny Burgman
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
HUMAN ADAPTATION
EEEB4340W001 3 points.

This course explores human adaptation from a biological, ecological and evolutionary perspective. From our earliest hominin ancestors in Africa to our own species' subsequent dispersal throughout the world, our lineage has encountered innumerable environmental pressures. Using morphological, physiological and behavioral/cultural evidence, we will examine the responses to these pressures that helped shape our unique lineage and allowed it to adapt to a diverse array of environments.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
EEEB4340W001 001/10362 Session A Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jessica Manser
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person