May 23, 2024  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

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BIOL 301 - Introductory Ecology

4 Credit(s)

This course teaches ecological and environmental literacy. Students learn (1) the physical, biological, and evolutionary processes that determine ecosystem structure and function; and (2) the process of ecological inquiry that is the scientific method, through which natural phenomena are observed, interpreted, and reported. This course teaches students how to read global environmental signposts (climate changes, ozone depletion, and biodiversity loss), recognize their role in causing these trends, and evaluate the courses of action in terms of consumer and disposer decisions they must take in order to sustain themselves. Fulfills one interorganismal biology elective. 
6 hours lab and field work 3 hours of lecture
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 161 BIOL 162  and BIOL 299  or permission of the instructor.

Same as ENVR 301  

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