2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 25, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENV 220 - Introduction to Ecological Principles

Same as: BIOL 220  
Credits: 3
An introduction to the major principles and underlying processes of organismal, population, community and ecosystem ecology.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the methods and tools of the science of ecology, its historic roots and its application to environmental issues.
  2. Explain the evolutionary process in terms of its mechanisms and the resulting adaptations to various biotic and abiotic factors in an environment.
  3. Describe a natural population in terms of survivorship density, distribution and differentiate various factors pertinent to growth and regulation of numbers in a population.
  4. Distinguish between various symbiotic interactions occurring in nature and be able to predict both long- and short-term consequences for organisms.
  5. Define and describe a natural community and ecosystems, and recognize signs of human disturbance.
  6. Demonstrate familiarity with the major terrestrial, freshwater and marine biomes in terms of both physical and biological factors.
  7. Prepare a research paper on a topic of current ecological interest.
  8. Present an oral summary of research finds which support the paper’s topic.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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