Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 106 - Environmental Biology Laboratory


A combination of laboratory investigations and field trips is used to introduce students to the scientific method and experimental design, demonstrate basic ecological principles, and familiarize students with local resources. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in MATH 080 , appropriate score on the mathematics placement test, or consent of department. COREQUISITE(S): BIOL 105 . To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, BIOL 105  and BIOL 106  must be taken concurrently. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120  Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. Three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 105B.

1 semester hour

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

  • Formulate a scientific hypothesis and design and execute a controlled experiment to test it.
  • Communicate experimental results by creating and interpreting data tables and graphs.
  • Characterize the ecology of at least one local natural resource and describe the impact of human activity on this resource.
  • Describe briefly the function of any local power plants, water treatment plants, or other facilities visited on field trips and explain how the operation of this facility impacts the environment.

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