Lecture – Populations to Ecosystems is the final course in the biology major foundational series of courses. Students will discover the unity and interdependence of the living and nonliving components of the environment while exploring the limitless diversity of life on earth through the lens of ecological theory. Topics include population dynamics, species interactions, abundance and diversity, nutrient cycling, succession, and stability.
Lab – Populations to Ecosystems Laboratory is the mandatory co-requisite for BI 202. The interactive laboratory course will concentrate on multi-week exercises that reinforce essential course concepts. Student-designed experiments, the process of science, and oral and written scientific communication are focal points of the course design.