May 25, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog-EXPIRED 

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BI 215 - General Ecology

Credits: 4
Contact Hours: 6
Prerequisites: BI 151   (C- or Higher) orBI 152  (C- or Higher) or BI 153  (C- or Higher) or BI 154  (C- or Higher)

Corequisites: None

College Level Prerequisites: None
Description: This is a general ecology course that is recommended for students majoring in biology, natural resources, forestry, soil science or environmental studies. The course examines populations, communities, ecosystems and biomes through lecture, laboratory and field experiences. Major areas of concentration include the interaction of ecology and evolution, population dynamics, interspecific interactions, community structure, biological diversity, succession, biomes, primary productivity and energy flow. The course will require the student to use basic mathematical skills including exponentants and logs. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from field site locations. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.

Recommended Skills: College level proficiency in reading, reading comprehension, and writing. Completion of MA 104 is strongly recommended.

Department Consent: No Consent
General Education Distribution Category Met: None

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