BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
Presents scientific and societal I perspectives of the current global mass extinction and loss of biodiversity. Also, this course introduces the field of conservation biology, a discipline dedicated to conserving all levels of biodiversity for both human and non-human benefit. This course will explore patterns of past and current biodiversity, processes that produce biodiversity and the processes that lead to natural and anthropogenic extinction events. This course is a general education course open to all students and earns two GEPs toward Goal 5 Natural Sciences and one GEP toward Goal 10 Citizenship in general education. Prerequisite: none. Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Not offered every semester.