Redpath Museum (REDM)

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Redpath Museum (REDM)



  • Redpath Museum, Room 102
  • 859 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6

About Redpath Museum

About Redpath Museum

The Redpath Museum exists to foster the study of the history and diversity of the natural world. Its mandate includes biological, geological and cultural diversity, and science education. It conducts academic teaching and research activities and also provides academic services to other units. There are no B.Sc. Programs at the Redpath Museum but the REDM courses listed below are considered as ones taught by the Faculty of Science.

REDM 396 Undergraduate Research Project
REDM 399 Science Writing
REDM 400 Science and Museums
REDM 405 Natural History of East Africa

Redpath Museum (REDM) Faculty

Redpath Museum (REDM) Faculty

David M. Green
Emeritus Professor
Robert L. Carroll; B.Sc.(Mich.), Ph.D.(Harv.), F.R.S.C., F.L.S.
David M. Green; B.Sc.(Br. Col.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Guelph), F.L.S.
Associate Professors
Brian J. Alters; B.Sc., Ph.D.(USC) (Tomlinson Chair in Science Education, Sir William Dawson Scholar)
Andrew Hendry; B.Sc.(Vic., BC), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Wash.) (joint appoint. with Biology)
Hans C.E. Larsson; B.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Chic.) (CRC Tier 2 Chair in Paleontology)
Anthony Ricciardi; B.Sc.(Agr.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (joint appoint. with MSE)
Assistant Professors
Claire de Mazancourt; Bacc.(École des Mines), DEA, Ph.D.(Paris VI)
Brian Leung; B.Sc.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Car.) (joint appoint. with Biology & MSE)
Virginie Millien; Maîtrise(Paris VI), DEA, Ph.D.(Montpellier II)
Karen E. Samonds; B.S., B.A.(Mass.), M.Phil., M.A., Ph.D.(Stony Brook) (joint appoint. with Anatomy & Dentistry)
Faculty Lecturer
Linda Cooper; B.A.(C'dia), M.A.(McM.)
Associate Members
Biology: Graham A.C. Bell, Lauren J. Chapman
Earth & Planetary Sciences: Jeanne Paquette
McGill School of Environment: Colin A. Chapman
Adjunct Professors
Hans Hofmann
Robert Holmes
Hendry M. Reiswig
Michael Woloch
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Natural History (24 credits)

The Minor Natural History involves the exploration of the natural world via specimen-based studies, object-oriented investigations and field studies. Museum collections are used to provide hands-on experience with real objects and specimens. The required course brings students to the Redpath Museum and other McGill natural science museums and exposes them to natural history methodologies and the value of specimen-based studies. Complementary course lists are drawn from a variety of disciplines to emphasize breadth and integration with the inclusion of specimen- or object-based courses and field courses in zoology, botany, and earth and environmental sciences. To ensure breadth, students are required to choose courses from among these lists. A compulsory field course component rounds out the program.

Required Course (3 credits)

REDM 400 (3) Science and Museums

Complementary Courses (21 credits)

Students select 21 credits from among four course lists (A (Zoology), B (Botany), C (Earth and Environmental Sciences), and D (Field Courses)) with the following specifications.

- At least 3 credits and no more than 9 credits from each of Lists A, B, and C.

- At least 3 credits from List D.

- No more than 3 credits from any one list may be at the 200-level.

Note: Students may take up to a maixmum of 9 credits of courses outside the Faculties of Arts and of Science.

List A: Zoology

*Note: BIOL 205 and BIOL 215 may be applied to either List A or List B.

**Note: Students may take either ENTO 330 or one of the cross-listed courses BIOL 350 and ENTO 350 as these courses have similar content.

AEBI 211 (3) Organisms 2
ANTH 312 (3) Zooarchaeology
BIOL 205* (3) Biology of Organisms
BIOL 215* (3) Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
BIOL 305 (3) Animal Diversity
BIOL 341 (3) History of Life
BIOL 350** (3) Insect Biology and Control
BIOL 352 (3) Vertebrate Evolution
BIOL 418 (3) Freshwater Invertebrate Ecology
BIOL 427 (3) Herpetology
BIOL 463 (3) Mammalian Evolution
ENTO 330** (3) Insect Biology
ENTO 350** (3) Insect Biology and Control
ENTO 440 (3) Insect Diversity
ENTO 535 (3) Aquatic Entomology
EPSC 334 (3) Invertebrate Paleontology
WILD 307 (3) Natural History of Vertebrates
WILD 350 (3) Mammalogy
WILD 420 (3) Ornithology

List B: Botany

*Note: BIOL 205 and BIOL 215 may be applied to either List A or List B.

AEBI 210 (3) Organisms 1
BIOL 205* (3) Biology of Organisms
BIOL 215* (3) Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
BIOL 240 (3) Monteregian Flora
BIOL 355 (3) Trees: Ecology & Evolution
PLNT 304 (3) Biology of Fungi
PLNT 353 (3) Plant Structure and Function
PLNT 358 (3) Flowering Plant Diversity
PLNT 460 (3) Plant Ecology

List C: Earth and Environmental Sciences

BIOL 540 (3) Ecology of Species Invasions
ENVR 200 (3) The Global Environment
ENVR 202 (3) The Evolving Earth
EPSC 210 (3) Introductory Mineralogy
EPSC 233 (3) Earth and Life History
ESYS 200 (3) Earth System Processes
ESYS 300 (3) Investigating the Earth System
GEOG 203 (3) Environmental Systems
GEOG 272 (3) Earth's Changing Surface
GEOG 470 (3) Wetlands
GEOG 550 (3) Historical Ecology Techniques

List D: Field Studies

*Note: Students may take either of the cross-listed courses NRSC 405 and REDM 405 but not both.

Students may also take other field courses with the permission of the program adviser.

BIOL 331 (3) Ecology/Behaviour Field Course
BIOL 334 (3) Applied Tropical Ecology
BIOL 335 (3) Marine Mammals
BIOL 573 (3) Vertebrate Palaeontology Field Course
ENTO 340 (3) Field Entomology
EPSC 231 (3) Field School 1
NRSC 405* (3) Natural History of East Africa
REDM 405* (3) Natural History of East Africa
WILD 475 (3) Desert Ecology
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)