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BIO 190


Selected topics in biology. May include laboratory depending on subject. May not be counted toward major in biology.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Science and Mathematics 1 course

Fall Semester information

Victoria Schmalhofer

190A: Tps:Environmental Bio

Tps:Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology will focus on the intersection of human behavior and ecology. The course will use readings from the popular literature to introduce various topics (for example, pollution, climate change, habitat loss, anthropogenic extinctions), and then consider how these human-mediated impacts affect environmental systems at various ecological scales. In the accompanying laboratory, we will investigate how ecologists and environmental scientists evaluate ecosystem health through various assessment techniques, such as water quality analysis and biodiversity surveys.