|Range Ecology I|
|RANGE ECO I|
|CLASS CODE:||AS 225||CREDITS: 3||FEE: $20.00|
|DIVISION:||AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES|
|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.|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||*Ecosystem
*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.
Overnight field trip
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||May 2004|