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ECOLOGY (E) (4 cr.)
Study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment within the framework of the various levels of ecology: organismal (including physiological and behavioral ecology), population, community and ecosystem ecology. Class periods are a mixture of lecture, discussion based on text readings and current literature, and problem-based learning. Laboratory includes lab and field investigations and the use of computer simulations and modeling, with a focus on developing skills in hypothesis formation, observation and measurement, data analysis and presentation in ecological systems. Three class and three laboratory hours per week, with additional time for field trips. Offered fall semester in alternate years with BIOL 3300. Prerequisites: BIOL 1220 or 1720, 2800, 2900 and a course in statistics.