HC 241H: Nature of Sound

Professor: Lisa Munger

4.00 credits

  • CRN 26175: Monday & Wednesday, 1015-1145 @ REMOTE
  • CRN 26176: Monday & Wednesday, 1415 &1545 @ REMOTE

Sound is an essential component of natural habitats, and it is critical to the survival of many organisms. In this course, we will take an interdisciplinary approach to explore the role of sound in terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Topics will include the physics of sound, anatomy of sound production and reception, behavioral contexts of sound, soundscape ecology, and anthropogenic noise. Classes will incorporate lecture, discussion, activities, and outside readings. Students will also collaborate in teams throughout the term to collect and analyze acoustic data and communicate the results of their research via scientific writing and oral presentations.