Feb 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BI 327 - Conservation Biology (SF)

Credits: 4 credits

Conservation biology is a new, synthetic and truly interdisciplinary area of study focused on the preservation of global biodiversity, including genetic and species diversity, and the habitats in which these species reside.  This discipline, and thus this course, considers topics related to the current crisis that now exists associated with the ever-increasing rates of extinction of plant, animal and other species around the globe.  This course focuses on three main objectives.  First, we must document the full range of biological diversity on the earth.  Then we will investigate human impacts on biological diversity.  And finally, we must consider practical approaches to prevent the extinction of species.  Many consider the loss of global biodiversity to be one of the most serious of our environmental problems, one that one day, may even threaten us as a species and affect our ability to survive on this planet.  This course also includes a laboratory, where we will address various topics related to material being covered in lecture. 

This is a Sustainability-Focused (SF)    course.

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