BIO 40 Plants and Animals of California (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Analysis of California's natural geographic, biologic and geologic regions. Examine the basic concepts of ecology, geology, and evolution as they relate to the distribution of California's plants and animals. Assessment of impacts of modern human society on the California biodiversity hotspot and evaluation of mitigating strategies.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Summarize major ecological, geological and evolutionary forces that have shaped California's major ecoregions.
- Outcome 2: Compare and contrast adaptive strategies used by animals and plants to California's major biomes.
- Outcome 3: Explain how biologists apply various experimental methods to generate data and form conclusions.
- Outcome 4: Evaluate how modem human society is impacting California's biodiversity and ecosystem functions and appraise alternatives to reduce these impacts.