Master Course Outline
BIOL 130
General Ecology


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
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.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply major terms, vocabulary, methods and concepts relevant to general ecology.
  • Explain current issues in society and examine their relationship to ecology.
  • Analyze ecological problems using the principles of the scientific method, including observation, hypotheses and testing predictions.
  • Explore the relationship between man and the environment.
  • Apply basic ecological and environmental principles to new and existing situations.
  • Analyze population and community dynamics using computer/mathematical models.
  • Use laboratory equipment safely and with technical skill.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BIOL 130
    Fall 2017
    7027
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL 130
    Fall 2017
    6033
    Michael Sholar
    BIOL 130
    Fall 2015
    6033
    Cynthia Robinett
    BIOL 130
    Fall 2014
    0832
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL 130
    Fall 2014
    6033
    Cynthia Robinett


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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

    *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.