Apr 03, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BSC 2862 - Global Change Ecology and Sustainability


Credit Hours: 3.0

All prerequisite courses are required.
Prerequisite(s): ENC1101, ENC1102 with minimum grade of C
Corequisite(s): None


This course examines key issues in sustainability and global environmental change from an ecological perspective. Major themes include impacts of development and environmental change on terrestrial and aquatic ecological communities and interactions between terrestrial and aquatic systems and the atmosphere. Sustainability in this course (and by the EPA) is defined as the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony. The concepts addressed in this course apply broadly to the biological sciences. In addition, the role of global policies, economics, agriculture, and population impacts related to global change will be discussed in terms of sustainability and ecology. This course earns General Education credit under the Research and Analysis category for which successful students will demonstrate the skills necessary to understand and apply scientific concepts and reasoning, including scientific writing skills and the analysis and interpretation of various types of data. This includes their ability to collect, verify, document and organize information from a variety of sources. This course meets the GELO for Information Literacy as well as the extensive writing course requirements at SF. Fifty percent of the grade will come from writing assessments such as research proposals, scientific method outlines, annotated bibliographies, and/or research papers that may result in posters or a presentations.

Parallel: College Transfer (A.A. and A.S)