Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2023  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 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. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A MATH 050  , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly BI 105A.

3 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently withMATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

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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