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Range Ecology I
RANGE ECO I
CLASS CODE: AS 225 CREDITS:  3 FEE:  $20.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: ANIMAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introductory study of both large and small living organisms and their impact on ecological processes. The course is designed to teach students basic understanding of the four processes making up an ecosystem including; water cycling, mineral cycling, energy flow and biotic state. Students will investigate the unique relationship of large and small living organism impact on these processes in creating a healthy, sustainable ecosystem. Undergraduate will discover the different tools used to enhance these processes.
TAUGHT: Fall, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: *Ecosystem
*Water cycling
*Mineral cycling
*Energy flow
*Biological communities
*Animal impact
*Fire
*Rest
*Grazing
*Living organism
*Holistic goals
*Photosynthesis
*Economics
*Brittla and non-brittle environments
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Describe ecosystem processes, including energy fow, community dynamics, water cycling and mineral cycling.
2. Discuss animal relationship and behavior on energy flow, community dynamics, water cycling and mineral cycling.
3. Recognize animal impact in brittle and non-brittle environments.
4. Recognize environmental systems and their interrelationships with each other.
5. Describe goals and their relationship in achieving desired outcomes.
REQUIREMENTS: Attend class
Projects
Overnight field trip
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 2004