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SPAN403. The Butterfly

Taught in tandem with BIOL 403, this course is an examination of both the science and culture that surrounds butterflies, which for centuries have played on the fascinations of artists and scientists alike. We will examine the general taxonomy, life history and life cycles of butterflies, and survey how butterflies have played an influential role in Hispanic culture through literary symbolism. The integration of scientific and literary readings will help students more fully to understand this wondrous insect. This integrated studies course may count toward the requirements of the Spanish majors only, NOT the minors. Taught in English, with a lab component, this course fulfills a requirement of Section IV of the General Education Curriculum. Credit, 4 hours.