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BIOL 4010 Environmental Biology (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course provides an interdisciplinary environmental science background with an emphasis on biology, covering topics that include: impacts of human populations on air, water, soil, and wildlife; mechanisms by which environmental contaminants can cause cancer, reproductive failure, and other outcomes; and key scientific findings influencing past, present and probable future environmental policies. Controversial issues such as climate change, alternative sources of energy, and methods of improving the global food supply will be discussed. Important historical writings as well as some of the most recent publications in the field will aid discussions of some of the most crucial unanswered problems.


Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: BIOL2000 and BIOL2010

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Last Updated: 23-Feb-14