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BIO111 - Ecology
Catalog Description: Overview of the broad discipline of ecology, and introduces biological and physical components of the environment and the interactions between the two. Topics include basic ecology, meteorology, hydrology, environmental degradation, and resource management. Fall only. Three class hours, three lab hours. Prerequisite: BIO 104 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher or high school Regents chemistry or Regents biology with a Regents exam grade of 70 or higher. Must meet the Genesee Community College reading proficiency.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Lab: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Describe major ecological concepts.
2. Apply cross-disciplinary themes from science to major ecological concepts.
3. Analyze data to solve ecological problems or questions.
4. Compare abundances or distributions of organisms from localized, regional natural areas.
5. Describe how humans interact with other organisms or the physical environment.
6. Conduct a self-designed scientific research project.
7. Communicate scientific information effectively.
Effective Term: Spring 2020