University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jan 31, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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BIOL 421 - Conservation Biology

(3 units)
Theory and application of scientific principles to the preservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of natural resources. Local and global issues are addressed. (BIOL 421 and NRES 421 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

Prerequisite(s): NRES 217  or BIOL 314 ; Junior or Senior standing.

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

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain the threats to biological diversity and consequences of biodiversity loss.
2. demonstrate how ecological, evolutionary, and ethical principles apply to conservation problems.
3. discuss relevant policy and law as it relates to the conservation of biological diversity.
4. demonstrate critical thinking skills in assessment, analysis, and synthesis of conservation issues through effective written and verbal communication.

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