2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 116 - Natural History

Credits: 3
Semesters Offered: Spring
Campus/Sites Offered: Online
Offering Note: May not be offered on a regular basis.

This course explores the ways living organisms survive in nature and demonstrates how each organism illustrates the principles of ecology and evolution.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the basic philosophy, values, and methods of the scientific approach to knowledge.
  2. Hypothesize the organizational roles of living things in ecosystems and how populations and ecosystems change with time.
  3. Consider and explain the central role of habitat destruction as a cause of and a stimulant to the endangerment and extinction of organisms.
  4. Discriminate between basic geological principles to interpret the physical setting of an area.
  5. Describe the meteorological and biological principles that explain the formation of the major biotic communities.
  6. Identify to species the common plants and animals in a specified region.
  7. Explain how the process of natural selection has resulted in species adaptations to particular environments.
  8. Assess the significance of personal background and values in determining attitudes toward conservation issues.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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