An introduction to scientific principles in ecology and environmental biology. Topics include evolution, biodiversity, ecosystem structures, impact of human population on ecosystems, habitat destruction, extinction, pesticides, and energy use.
Textbook information is available at http://www.bhc.edu/on-campus/bookstore/ You will need to know the BHC course number: ACCT 102 and section: 11W
Upon successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to demonstrate the following skills: A. Demonstrate scientific literacy, develop skills related to scientific process, and draw conclusions based on evidence B. Explain the complexities, dimensions, and gravity of the impact of the human population on the earth C. Discuss the impact of environmental science on society D. Summarize the global energy situation and compare renewable energy sources E. Describe the structure and function of differing ecosystems such as tropical, tundra, and temperate, including trophic levels, life history strategies, and age structures F. Demonstrate knowledge of tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity, and analyze threats to both G. Describe the current global extinction crisis and relate it to human impact on the biosphere H. Compare pesticides and their health and ecological effects with other forms of pest control I. Demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary problems in biodiversity and their effects
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