BIO 360    Ecology

Frequently Asked Questions

"What is the best way to take notes and study for this class?"
Here are some general tips that I have found usefully on developing good study habits and on notetaking .

"Are there Powerpoint lectures available online for BIO 360?
The text of all powerpoint lectures are available nearly verbatim in the skeletal lecture notes.  The actual powerpoint presentations are not available.


FAQ's specifically for registration

"I have tried to register in BIO 360, but TRACS tells me that the class is restricted.  Can I get into this class?"
BIO 360 is a required course for many Biological Sciences, Zoology, Fish, Wildlife&Conservation, and Environmental Sciences students.  Because of the place the course occupies in the major sequences, it is critical that these majors have a reasonable opportunity to fit the course into their schedules. 

"The lab section I want or need is full.  Is there any way that I can get into that section?"
Some lab section times fill up early on.  Because the lab only holds so many studentsand we only have equipment for that number of students, my policy is not to overload any given lab section.  Therefore, 'full' really is full.  Overloading is also not fair to those students who enrolled in that section early and would have to wait longer to use limited equipment and find it harder to get the assistance they need from the Graduate Teaching Assistant (T.A.).  

What to do if you can't get the lab section you want or need?  Until the end of the first week of classes, work through the TRACS system.  My experience is that these scheduling problems are typically resolved well before classes begin as people enrolled change their schedules.

"Can I sign up for the lecture but not the lab?"
BIO360L is a required co-requisite for BIO360, and there are no exceptions.  Please make sure to sign up for both the lecture and the lab.