2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 245 - General Ecology

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 130  or BIOL 140  or permission of instructor

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course will acquaint students with the structure and function of ecosystems from organismal to global levels. Primary literature is emphasized. The laboratory is inquiry-based and students will explore ecological principles and patterns using their own research.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. The student will demonstrate understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
  2. Students will demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural (or physical) sciences.