Wildlife biology begins with the fundamentals of natural selection, evolution, and taxonomy. This is followed by an overview of the building blocks of life (e.g. cell, genes) and how they are organized for specific structures and functions. This course also introduces students to the evolutionary history, biology, and life-cycles of northern birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Students will also learn to identify, classify, and name the mammals and birds of boreal forest and tundra in the NWT.