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ENV 501 Introduction to Environmental Biology

(First semester/3 credits) 

This course introduces the student to the principles of environmental biology. It offers an in-depth analysis of the biological and social variables associated with major environmental issues. Energy, metabolism, natural resource utilization, population dynamics and technologi¬cal developments are examined in the context of ecological systems. An emphasis on and understanding of global climate change is developed throughout the semester, and its effects are related to the major concepts in environmental biology.