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Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 320
Title General Ecology
Credits 4.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites BIO101-102 or BIO103, or BIO105, or BIO107H-108H, or BIO115H-116H, or BIO121-122, or BIO122-123, or BIO122-124, or BIO131-132, or permission of Department Chairperson


A study of relationships between organisms and their environments. Lectures deal with the structure and function of the ecosystem, with special emphasis upon the concepts of productivity, energy flow, material cycling, population dynamics, and species diversity in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Fieldwork will include measurement and quantitative description of local ecosystems. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. Required of Biology majors seeking Secondary Education Biology certification.