Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 111 - Natural Science of the Chesapeake Bay


The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary of natural and economic importance surrounded by one of the most densely populated regions of the United States. Basic principles of natural science will be learned using the Chesapeake watershed as a model. A historical perspective of the bay will be presented and contrasted with the current condition of the estuary. Students will research, discuss, and present issues influencing the Chesapeake Bay. One field trip required. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly BI 109.

3 semester hours

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

  • Define natural science, value ecosystem dynamics, and demonstrate understanding of Chesapeake Bay ecosystem components.
  • Identify and evaluate environmental principles, chemical and physical cycles, and ecosystem dynamics.
  • Describe the diversity and lifecycles of major species of Chesapeake Bay organisms and describe how these organisms utilize their environment.
  • Recognize how regulatory actions impact populations of organisms and socio-economics.
  • Demonstrate group work skills.

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