2022-2023 Catalog 
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2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 301 - Conservation Biology

3 Semester Hours
Prerequisite: BIO 101 , BIO 102  
This course will focus on the scientific foundation and human dimensions of biological conservation. Students will explore major threats to biodiversity and discuss approaches for overcoming these threats in ways that balance the needs of people and nature. Through readings, lectures, and active learning exercises, students will understand the major principles in conservation biology. Contemporary issues that are fueling the shift to “conservation science” in recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of biological conservation will also be addressed. While this course has a natural sciences focus, students will apply social sciences concepts as they explore the dynamics of coupled human-natural systems. (offered every spring of even years).