BIOL 105: Environmental Biology and Ecology
3 hour lecture, 2 hour lab
This course is designed for non-science majors who are interested in environmental and ecological concepts. This course begins with a description of biotic and abiotic factors in the environment. The interactions of living organisms are studied at the level of population, community, ecosystem and global ecology. Biodiversity is then explained in relation to evolutionary and ecological concepts. Human impacts such as water and air pollution are examined in how they damage the environment. Environmental issues such as climate change, ozone depletion, agriculture, and energy use are discussed to identify ecologically-sustainable development strategies.