Distribution and abundance of organisms and their interactions with the physical and biotic components of the earth.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPDBIO 120; or BIO 130
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining BIO 350
Course Outcomes

Physical Processes

Understand the major physical processes that form and characterize the biosphere, including global scale energy flow, the carbon cycle, climate, and soil formation.

Organizational Processes

Understand the processes that drive major levels of organization of the biotic world, including energetics in the ecosystem, population dynamics, and species interactions.


Understand the importance of writing as a way of synthesizing and solidifying critical thought.

Environmental Stewardship

Foster and promote environmental stewardship within your realm of influence and your community.

Human Well-Being

Understand the importance of ecology to issues regarding human well-being

Ecology Connectivity

See the connectivity and relevance of ecology to other fields of study