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Early-finish CALS 2021 Summer Term courses

Looking for a Summer Term course that will be completed by the end of June? Check out these online offerings from the UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

For more information about Summer Term and a full list of available courses, visit See more information about CALS courses on the CALS 2021 Summer Term page.

Covers physiological processes that regulate the body and the anatomy and function of different physiological systems. Includes interactions between organ systems, analysis of a single organ system from the molecular to the organismal, and comparisons of organ systems among different domestic animal species.
May 17 – June 13
Credits: 3
Breadth: Biological Science
Pre-requisites: Biology/Zoology 101 or (Biology/Zoology/Botany 151 and Biology/Zoology/Botany 152)

BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 517: Biology in Engineering Seminar
Current topics at the interface of biology and engineering with special emphasis on the ways in which engineers have contributed to knowledge and advances in biology.
May 24 – June 20
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: Junior standing and (Biology/Zoology 101 and 102, Biology/Botany/Zoology 151, Zoology 153, or Biocore 381), graduate/professional standing, or member of Engineering Guest Students

FOREST AND WILDLIFE ECOLOGY 250: Forests and Humans: From The Midwest to Madagascar
Provides an overview of the geography, ecology, and economic importance of the world’s forest biomes. Learn how climate influences vegetation and, in-turn, how forests impact global climate. Meet scientists working to understand the biodiversity and ecological complexity of forest ecosystems, and how these ecosystems support human life. Discuss the threats to forest ecosystems around the world, and hear from the people trying to protect them. Analyze the idea of “sustainability” when it comes to forest management, hear alternative viewpoints about what this word means, and discuss potential trade-offs and conflicts.
May 24 – June 20
Credits: 2
Breadth: Biological Science
Pre-requisites: None

FOREST AND WILDLIFE ECOLOGY 658: Forest Resources Practicum
Field training and experience; exposure to forestry operations, equipment, procedures, and management problems
May 10 – June 6
Credits: 3
Pre-requisites: None

LIFE SCIENCES COMMUNICATION 350: Visualizing Science and Technology
Introduction to the basic principles in the visual communication of science information. Principles of design, perception, cognition as well as the use of technologies in the representation of science in the mass media will be explored through illustrated lectures and written critique.
May 24 – June 27
Credits: 3
Breadth: Humanities, Social Science
Pre-requisites: Satisfied Comm A req or graduate/professional standing