Biology | Introductory Biology Lectures
L104 | 0514 | Ruf, W
Course format: Lecture: 7:15P-8:30P, TR, JH A100.
Requirements: Intended for non-majors only.
Course descriptions: Topic: The Evolution of the Natural Environment.
Introduces students that may not have a science background to the processes
that have operated and are operating to form the natural environment, with
emphasis on forest ecosystems.
Topics include: evolution and genetics; basic cell physiology and
biochemistry, primary production, trophic structure and nutrient cycling;
population dynamics, relationships among organisms, succession; features of
temperate and tropical ecosystems, biodiversity.
Required text: "Elements of Ecology", fourth edition by Smith and Smith (2000).
Exams/papers: Four exams - 50% multiple choice, 50% short answer/essay.