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    Muhlenberg College
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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BIO 111 - Concepts of Biology: Crisis Earth: Causes, Consequences, & Solutions for a Changing Planet

1 course unit
With a growing human population and society’s increasing demands on the planet’s natural resources, we are entering an era of ecological crisis on Earth.  This class will explore some of the major crises facing our planet from a scientific and social perspective.  Students will develop an understanding of the science needed to appreciate, diagnose, and tackle environmental crises such as global warming, habitat destruction, invasive species, and pollution.  The class will also explore some causes of and solutions to these ecological catastrophes from social, political, and management perspectives.  This course is an introduction to many environmental topics and is designed to engage students from different disciplines in the increasingly important hunt for solutions to Earth’s environmental crises.
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken BIO 150 , BIO 151 , or BIO 152  need permission of the instructor to enroll.
Meets general academic requirement SC.



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