University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 07, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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BIOL 314 - Ecology and Population Biology

(3 units) CO9
Basic ecological principles, with emphasis on population dynamics, population genetics, and interactions between species.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 190A ; BIOL 191A ; MATH 127  or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain how science relates to a problem of societal concern, specifically global change and impacts on natural systems and human societies.
2. discuss modern ecological theory, and be able to distinguish key concepts for bodies of thought including: population biology, niche theory, metapopulation biology, island biogeography, and others.
3. apply critical thinking when answering questions that relate ecological theory to living systems of plants and animals.
4. solve mathematical problems in ecological theory using graphical and qualitative approaches.
5. read and interpret scientific literature.

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