Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 105 - Environmental Biology


This course is designed for non-science majors and emphasizes environmental problems facing society. Topics include ecological principles, human population dynamics, energy sources, land and soil use, air pollution, water pollution, and endangered species. This course satisfies the General Education three-credit natural sciences distribution requirement. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BIOL 105  and BIOL 106  must be taken concurrently. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in MATH 080 , appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly BI 105A.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify basic properties of populations, communities, and ecosystems.
  • Describe the impact of human activity on ecosystems and ecosystem services.
  • Evaluate, critically, whether or not current methods of energy production, energy use, food production, or land use are sustainable.
  • Evaluate, critically, proposed solutions to local, regional, or global environmental problems.

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