GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY
Explores the biological consequences of current environment change including rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, increased temperature, altered precipitation patterns, increased UV radiation, nitrogen deposition, the spread of exotic species, and land-use changes. Readings will be drawn from primary scientific literature. This course is an upper-level elective course for certain Biology majors. Prerequisite: Biology major with 60 credits. Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Not offered every semester.