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Ecology
ECOLOGY
CLASS CODE: BIO 302 CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $50.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: BIOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Biological Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Interrelationships between plants and animals characteristics of aquatic, mountain, and deserts ecosystems with emphasis on structure and function.
TAUGHT: Winter, 2nd Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: World Climate and Distribution of Natural Communities
Ecosystem Structure
Ecosystem Function
Classification of Terrestrial Systems
The Biomes and their structure
Succession
Energy Exchange
Biogeochemical Cycles
Community Stratification
Community Periodism
Interspecific Relationships within a Community
Population Ecology
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: To provide students with a good understanding of basic ecological concepts through in-class lectures, extensive weekly field trips, and student research corresponding with labs.
REQUIREMENTS: Essay tests, weekly papers, one 15 page semester paper.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002