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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 360 - General Ecology

Interrelationships of organisms with their environment. Three hours lecture and four hours laboratory/field work/discussion per week. A weekend field trip may be required.

Prerequisites: BIOL 183, and BIOL 213, and MATH 153 or a higher math course.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes, Activities and Assessments

Learner Outcome

Activity (optional)


Explain basic ecological connections between organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems



Written exams

Explain how physical environmental factors affect organisms and how organisms can affect the environment



Written exams

Describe the ecological relationships among of all life on earth and hypothesize on how human activities can affect these relationships


Written exams

Demonstrate knowledge on the basic structure and function of various ecosystems


Written exams; Field and lab exercises


Design an ecological study employing basic field data collection techniques


Laboratory report

Demonstrate proper use of instruments and equipment commonly used in ecological studies



Field and Lab exercises

Collect, analyze, and interpret ecological data



Laboratory report

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