This lab science course studies the interrelationships of organisms with their environment. This course is intended for either science or non-science majors in fulfillment of the general education lab science requirements. Through an understanding of general ecological principles contemporary problems such as pollution, endangered species, energy shortages, and over-population are addressed. Field trips and lab exercises support lecture discussions. Formerly BIO 130. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088 or higher.