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. A combination of BIOL 105 and BIOL 106 must be taken to satisfy the NSLD General Education requirement. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): BIOL 105 . Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 050 , READ 120 . Course may be repeated without the corequisite with consent of department. Three hours laboratory each week.
1 semester hour
May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017 or MATH 020 or MATH 030 or MATH 045 without appropriate Math assessment score.
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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