May 24, 2022  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 260 - General Ecology


This course studies the structural and functional aspects of ecosystems covering food chains, material cycling, limiting factors, populations, interactions, adaptations, succession, diversity, and world biomes. Fieldwork and competency in techniques for ecosystems analysis are stressed. WAC requirement includes keeping a log and field reports examined by the instructor and the writing center. As a social justice course, environmental issues relating to economic class, gender, religion, race, and ability are examined.  Time is allocated for connecting social justice to ecological concepts.

Prerequisites & Notes
Co-requisite: Students must also register for the corresponding lab, BIOL 261 - General Ecology Laboratory .



Credits: 3