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BIOL 350 Environmental Biology

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 101; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course provides an overview of ecosystems and natural resources. Major topics covered include ecological principles, ecosystem functioning, conservation biology, resource use and management, pollution and other human-caused environmental impacts. This course provides the background needed to understand major global and regional issues such as acid rain, global warming, hazardous waste disposal, deforestation and endangered species recovery. This course is especially useful for Environmental Science, Ecology, Recreation, and Political Science majors. Field trips, attendance at public meetings and/or a semester project may be required.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1-APPLY THE PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY TO THE ANALYSIS OF INDIVIDUAL ADAPTATION, POPULATIONS, COMMUNITIES, AND ECOSYSTEMS. This includes the ability to...