BIOL 1001 is made up of seminars at the University of Southampton, an 8 day residential field course normally in Andalucia, southern Spain and a 1-2 day student symposium to present project work findings. The field course provides an opportunity for students to get first hand experience of sampling, handling, identifying and studying organisms in the field. Spain has a diverse flora and fauna, which makes the course much more stimulating than any field trip in the UK. The aim of the course is:
- To develop a fuller understanding and appreciation of the living world,
- Develop a better understanding of ecological methods, experimental design and data analysis.