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BIO 173 General Ecology

Prerequisites: BIO 105 , BIO 121 , or BIO 122  and MAT 136 , and eligibility for ENG 101 ; or permission of instructor
4 credits

This course is a one-semester introduction to ecological principles focusing on the factors that influence the distribution and abundance of organisms.  This course includes a survey of the interactions of organisms with each other and with the physical environment.  Systems will be examined at the individual, population, community and ecosystem levels.  Each ecological level will be studied in the context of evolutionary history and biodiversity.  At the end of the term, we will reflect on man’s influence on nature and conservation.  This course is designed for both science and non-science majors.