01:119:160 Biology, Society, and Ecological Issues
This course is intended for non-science majors.
This course CANNOT be used to fulfill the requirements of the Biological Sciences major.
Fall, Spring, Summer
Ecological and evolutionary ideas affecting space ecology, population increase, food supply, air and water pollution, and nuclear energy.
- HUMANS AND SUSTAINABILITY: AN OVERVIEW
- Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
- Environmental History: Learning from the Past
- SCIENCE AND ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES
- Science, Systems, Matter and Energy
- Ecosystems: What Are They and How Do They Work?
- Evolution and Biodiversity
- Climate, Terrestrial Biodiversity
- Aquatic Biodiversity
- Community Ecology
- Population Ecology
- Applying Population Ecology: The Human Population
- SUSTAINING BIODIVERSITY
- Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: Managing & Protecting Ecosystems
- Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
- Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity
- SUSTAINING NATURAL RESOURCES
- Food & Soil Resources
- Water Resources
- Geology & Nonrenewable Mineral Resources
- Nonrenewable Energy Resources
- Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
- SUSTAINING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
- Risk, Toxicology, & Human Health
- Air Pollution
- Climate Change & Ozone Loss
- Water Pollution
- Pest Management
- Solid & Hazardous Waste
- Sustainable Cities
- SUSTAINING HUMAN SOCIETIES
- Economics, Environment, & Sustainability
- Politics, Environment, & Sustainability
- Environmental Worldview, Ethics, & Sustainability
Course satisfies the following Learning Goals:
1: To develop academic skills that will provide a foundation for success in advanced courses, gate-keeper standardized tests, graduate or professional school, and life-long learning.
2: To acquire the appropriate factual and conceptual knowledge that provides student with a foundation on which they can further their immediate education and to manage a career.
Course Satisfies SAS Core Learning Goals
21st Century: Analyze the relationship that science and technology have to a contemporary social issue.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
2 Hourly Exams = 40% each
One presentation = 15%
Attendance = 5%
- Required Textbook: Miler, G.T. Jr., Living in the Environment, 18th Edition, Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2015
- ISBN-13: 978-1-133-94013-5
- ISBN-10: 1-133-94013-7
If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2017 Courses. If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences -Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.
Prof. John Pescatore
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.