BIOL 124: Environment and Ecology

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
A study of human ecology through the analysis of the interrelationships between science and technology, the means these provide for manipulation of environment and the effects of this manipulation on the environment and on human populations. Lecture/field trip course designed for non-science majors.
Course Outcomes
  • Explain the process and philosophical basis of scientific inquiry.
  • Describe the basic principles of ecology, including population ecology, community ecology, and ecosystem function.
  • Describe the characteristics of the major biomes and ecosystems of the Earth.
  • Describe the interrelationships between land, sea, the atmosphere and the living things that occupy these environments.
  • Discuss the role that humans play in affecting the characteristics of the environment.
  • Evaluate current environmental issues and problems including the solutions and management practices that have been used or offered to address these issues and problems.