**COURSES **

The
EEB department does not have a core set of courses that everyone should take,
and each student's plan of study is determined through consultation with their
graduate advisory committee (who must sign off on the plan, ideally during the
student's 2^{nd} or 3^{rd} semester). The following, however,
are key courses that I would expect most PhD students in my lab to take at some
point. MS students probably would not have time to take all of these courses,
but should, at a minimum, expect to take at least one of the ecology courses,
conservation biology, and as much statistics as you can fit in.

__EEB COURSES__

**EEB 5301 Population and Community Ecology **

**EEB 5302 Organisms and
Ecosystems**

**EEB 5310 Conservation
Biology **

**EEB 5335W Vertebrate Social Behavior**

**EEB**** 5449 Evolution**

__STATISTICS
COURSES__

**STAT 5005: Introduction to
Applied Statistics.**
*If you*'*ve not had a course like this one, then you should take this as soon as
possible after getting to UConn.*

**STAT 5315/5515: Analysis of
Experiments/Design of Experiments.** *Most
students in my lab group should plan on taking these two courses, unless they
have had graduate level stats before. The courses can be taken in either order.
342 focuses more on regression, while 343 focuses more on ANOVA-type analyses. Before
taking them it would be a good idea to talk to other EEB students about their content.*

**STAT 5505/5605: Applied
Statistics I and II.**
*This two course sequence (starts in fall
semester) provides more advanced graduate statistics with a greater emphasis on
theory. They need to be taken in sequence. PhD students in my lab group should
seriously consider taking these classes, especially if their thesis work has a
large math component.*

__SEMINAR
COURSES__

The following 1 credit seminar courses are also
likely to be very relevant to most students working in our lab group:

**EEB 6480 Seminar in
Vertebrate Biology**

**EEB**** 5369 Current Topics in
Biodiversity**

**EEB 5370 Current Topics in
Conservation Biology**

**EEB 5895 Invest.
Spec. Topics.** *The ornithology group also conducts a weekly lab meeting class every
semester in which we discuss current research activities within and outside of
the lab. Everyone engaged in research within the group should participate. To
enroll you will need to get a permission number from Chris or Margaret.*