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Prairie State College    
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Catalog

BIOL 105 Environmental Biology

(IAI: L1 905)
Prerequisite: Placement into ENG 099  or higher; placement into MATH 090  or higher or completion of MATH 085  with a C or better
3 lectures per week: 3 hrs transfer credit
This course introduces biological concepts such as ecology, biodiversity, evolution, and nutrient cycling. Utilizing this foundation of scientific literacy, students investigate the impacts of human actions on the environment, including the natural ecosystems and human societies that reside within. The course covers urgent environmental issues including climate change, energy sources, human population growth, pollution, agriculture, and other related topics. Information literacy and personal action are integrated throughout the semester to encourage informed decision making and sustainable practices.