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BIOL 180
Introduction to Conservation


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Introductory course covering the history, philosophical paradigms, central concepts, techniques, and challenges of conserving major natural resources in varied social, economic, and political contexts. A brief introduction of ecology and environmental biology will serve as the foundation for discussion of conservation concepts. This course does not include a lab. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087. Recommended: READ 088.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Solve conservation problems systematically and adeptly.
  • Reason qualitatively and logically about conservation phenomena.
  • Express knowledge in multiple forms.
  • Explain the three approaches to conservation.
  • Analyze case studies based on conservation principles.

  • Course Topics
  • Biological science introduction
  • Ecology introduction
  • Balance and flux
  • Methodology
  • Utilitarian approach
  • Preservationist approach
  • Ecosystem approach

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BIOL 180
    Spring 2014
    8016
    Dean Holecek
    BIOL 180
    Summer 2013
    9691
    Michael Ritter


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.