Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOEE 1610 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and the Environment

Fall, spring, summer. 3-4 credits, variable.

Four-credit option involves writing component and a discussion section that meets twice per week. Biological sciences majors must take course for a letter grade.

Fall, A. Agrawal, A. Flecker; spring, C. Goodale, A. Power.

This course provides an introduction to ecology, covering interactions between organisms and the environment at scales of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Ecological principles are used to explore the theory and applications of major issues facing humanity in the 21st century, including population dynamics, disease ecology, biodiversity and invasive species, global change, and other topics of environmental sustainability.

Outcome 1: Students will understand the ecological principles that affect organismal, population, community, ecosystems, and biospheric processes

Outcome 2: Students will be able to apply these principles to contemporary environmental problems

Outcome 3: Students will be able to analyze ecological relationships for proximate and ultimate causation, and be able to work with multi-level systems interactions.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to use basic conceptual and analytical tools to describe complex ecological relationships.

Outcome 5: Students will be familiar with a number of experimental and synthetic approaches to analyzing and discovering ecological processes at the major scales of ecological organization.

Outcome 6: Students will write and discuss knowledgeably about the ecological dimensions of environmental issues

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