2017-2018 University Catalogue 
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2017-2018 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 203 - Ecology

This course uses the study of ecology to explore the collaborative process of scientific research, the critical reading of primary literature, the design and implementation of experimental studies, quantitative skills, and the interpretation and communication of research results. Like all 200-level courses, this course focuses on the “process” of exploring biology. The course emphasizes the quantitative aspects of ecology by exploring concepts of population and community ecology including competition and predation, the use of diversity and community similarity indices, population regulation models, island biogeography, food web analysis, and community and ecosystem-level processes. In addition to textbook readings, students also read papers from the primary literature on topics covered in class.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: BIOL 203L 
Prerequisites: (BIOL 181  or BIOL 211) and (BIOL 182  or BIOL 212)
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: No Senior
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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