Scott teaches field-based and lecture format undergraduate courses in the following subjects. He incorporates creativity into his pedagogy when possible, and encourages his students to engage with the subject matter in unconventional ways. Students who take the course Ecology and Evolution in the Galápagos Islands keep field notes alongside watercolor depictions of their observations.
Ornithology (EBIO 4750)
This course presents an in-depth exploration of avian evolution, ecology, and morphology through lecture, lab, and both field and museum studies.
Population Genetics (EBIO 4270)
In this course, we learn to use patterns of genetic variation to make inferences about the population-level evolutionary processes that shape genetic variation through time and space.
We gain a thorough understanding of connections between population genetics, natural history, ecology, and evolutionary concepts through a combination of discussion, lecture, and labs based in data-analysis.
Ecology and Evolution in the Galápagos Islands (EBIO 4460)
This lecture and field-based course introduces students to the study of insular ecosystems as models for global trends, and to the ecology and evolution of the Galápagos Archipelago. The course has a unique focus on photographic and illustrative methods of data collection and science communication, as well as on effective field observation techniques.
General Biology (EBIO 1210) - Genetics
This section of the introductory biology course provides an overview of essential biological concepts, including mitosis, meiosis, Mendelian genetics, gene expression, and evolution.
Field Ornithology (EBIO 4100)
This three-week course is based at the CU Boulder Mountain Research station and combines lectures and field excursions with independent projects focused on the ecology and evolution of birds of the southern Rocky Mountains.