Laboratory experiences to complement ENVS/BIOL 115. $40 laboratory fee. Cross-listed as BIOL 115L. Prerequisite: BIOL/ENVS 115 or concurrent enrollment. BIOL/ENVS 115 must be taken as a corequisite or completed before ENVS 115L can be used as G.E. credit. G.E.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
BIOL/ENVS 115 or concurrent enrollment.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
Most current editions of the following:
Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbook(s) used in the course.
By R.L. McConnell and D.C. Abel (Prentice Hall) Recommended
Field and Laboratory Exercises in Environmental Science
By E.D. Enger, and B.F. Smith (McGraw-Hill) Recommended
To apply the basic principles of ecology to real world issues.
To explore ecological and environmental topics in depth through discussion, critical analysis and experimentation.
To evaluate the role and impact of humans on natural systems.
Apply the scientific method through experimentation and research.
Make a presentation using primary literature pertaining to a project applying the scientific method.
Write a paper using primary literature pertaining to a project applying the scientific method.
Population and community ecology
Biodiversity and conservation
Resource issues - air, water, geology, energy
Social, political, economic impacts and choices
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 24
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.