ECOL 10 Introduction to Ecology (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
A lecture course examining the fundamental concepts of ecology. Application of the scientific method; chemical and energy cycles; effect of the physical and biological environment on community structure; diversity and distribution; population dynamics and interspecific relationships; biodiversity on the genetic, species, and ecosystems level and relevant social ecological problems.
Not recommended for students who have completed BIO 20A Ecology and Human Environment. ECOL10=BIO 20
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Effectively communicate basic scientific and ecological concepts on a variety of scales and levels of organization
- Outcome 2: Evaluate the validity of scientific information, particularly to make informed political and personal choices pertaining to ecology
- Outcome 3: Analyze biotic and abiotic factors shaping ecosystems, community structure, population dynamics and species' adaptations, particularly on the local level.
- Outcome 4: Apply models to explain the behavior of commonly occurring ecological phenomena.