Sep 30, 2023
BIOL 116 - Natural History
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
- Explain the basic philosophy, values, and methods of the scientific approach to knowledge.
- Hypothesize the organizational roles of living things in ecosystems and how populations and ecosystems change with time.
- Consider and explain the central role of habitat destruction as a cause of and a stimulant to the endangerment and extinction of organisms.
- Discriminate between basic geological principles to interpret the physical setting of an area.
- Describe the meteorological and biological principles that explain the formation of the major biotic communities.
- Identify to species the common plants and animals in a specified region.
- Explain how the process of natural selection has resulted in species adaptations to particular environments.
- Assess the significance of personal background and values in determining attitudes toward conservation issues.
Graded: Letter Grade
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