Biology Summer, Winter and Spring Break Courses

2018-2019 Offerings:

BIOL 265/266 Anatomy & Physiology I & II Lec/Lab will tentatively be offered during Summer Session I/II 2019 with Mr. Joshua Baecker.

  • BIOL 265 -01 MTWR 900am-1110am in ISC 137 Session I
  • BIOL 265-02 MTR 1200pm-250pm in ISC 202 Session I
  • BIOL 266-01 MTWR 900am-1110am in ISC 137 Session II
  • BIOL 266-02 MTR 1200pm-250pm in ISC 202 Session II

BIOL 265/266 Anatomy & Physiology I & II Lec/Lab will tentatively NOT be offered during Summer Session I/II 2020.

BIOL 314 Biodiversity: Coral Reefs Lec/Lab will be offered during Spring 2019 including the Spring Break.

  • Lecture MW 1:30-2:45pm
  • Lab to be determined - Bahamas

Students in this 3-credit lecture and laboratory course will study the ecology, geology and conservation of Caribbean coral reefs in Geneseo and during a stay at the Gerace Research Centre on San Salvador Island, Bahamas. The required field component is offered through the Geneseo Study Abroad Program and entails 9 days of fieldwork in the Bahamas during Geneseo’s 2019 Spring Break (Depart March 14, return March 23). The international program fee is estimated to be $3100 including airfare, lodging and food. The only additional costs would be about $100-200 for snorkeling gear and any personal expenses. The prerequisite for this course is BIOL 203 (Principles of Ecology) or a comparable introductory ecology course. 

To enroll in BIOL 314 [3 cr (2,3)], you must first obtain permission from Dr. Bosch. Once you have a confirmed “seat” in the course you begin the process of registering for the international trip. To reserve a spot on that trip you must provide a deposit of $1400 to SUNY Geneseo on or before 10/30/2018. Geneseo is allocated about 10 places in the Bahamas field course, depending on the number of interested students from SUNY Brockport, SUNY Onondaga and other schools. For more information email Dr. Bosch

BIOL 344 Biology & Global Health will be offered in the summer of 2019. Earn Biology elective credits including lab while studying abroad in Africa from May 24-June 24. Information sessions have been scheduled on:

  • W 9/19/18, 2:30 p.m., ISC 136
  • R 9/20/18, College Union Ballroom, Study Abroad Fair
  • R 9/20/18, 7:00 p.m., College Union 325 

Earn 300-level elective and laboratory credit toward the Biology major or minor while studying abroad in West Africa in the summer of 2019. This class will introduce students to public health and environmental issues and their intersection in a lower middle-income country. Prerequisites:  BIOL 117 & BIOL 119.

The approach taken in this course is experiential and applied, and site visits will include schools, hospitals, businesses, farms, markets, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and community development projects.  Embedded in the course is a research experience working with neglected tropical diseases in a marginalized community on the outskirts of the capital city in conjunction with a public health research laboratory at the University of Ghana. Two other courses in Sociology and Geography will also be in country at the same time, and itineraries will overlap.

More information is available on the Geneseo Study Abroad website or advisors, or from the faculty leader, Dr. Susan Bandoni Muench. The cost worksheet for this program will be available online soon on the Study Abroad website, but is not expected to differ greatly from the 2018 cost. The program fee includes all accommodation, in-country transportation, and class activities as well as many meals. Additional purchases, whether food, souvenirs or gifts, are economical, due to the low cost of living in Ghana relative to the US.