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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 215 - Humans & the Environment (3)

A survey of the environmental sciences that addresses human impacts on the global environment. Students build a strong foundation in ecology. They then apply ecological concepts to contemporary challenges such as human population growth, biodiversity conservation, resource management, food security, climate change, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. The interface between science and other disciplines (e.g., economics, history, ethics) in making policy and management decisions is a central theme of the course. Students consider the importance of advocacy, community leadership, multi-disciplinarity, and cross-cultural communication for establishing a more sustainable society. The laboratory introduces students to methods of experimental design and quantitative analysis. PRE-2015 CORE: Level II. 2015 CORE: Belief & Reason, Transform, Global Studies. FA.