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BIOL 2040 - Ecology
Fall 2017, Section 01

ID #Subj#SecTitleDatesDaysTimeCrdsStatusInstructorDelivery MethodLoc
000010 BIOL 2040 01 Ecology
08/21 - 12/15
08/21 - 12/15
M W F
T
12:00pm - 12:50pm
1:00pm - 2:50pm
4.0 Open Sjerven, Kelly
Sjerven, Kelly
Location: Rainy River Community College
Building/Room: RRCC Science Building S 108
Building/Room: RRCC Science Building S 112


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
8/21/2017 - 12/15/2017 M W F 12:00pm - 12:50pm RRCC Science Building S 108 Sjerven, Kelly
8/21/2017 - 12/15/2017 T 1:00pm - 2:50pm RRCC Science Building S 112 Sjerven, Kelly

Location Details
Offered through: Rainy River Community College.
Campus: Rainy River Community College. Location: Rainy River Community College.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 24 Enrolled: 18 Seats Remaining: 6

Prerequisites (Courses and Tests)
This course requires either of these prerequisite categories
1. A score of 78 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension
    Or
2. Both of these
A score of 18 on test ACT English
A score of 21 on test ACT Reading

Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until August 25, 2017, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 22, 2017.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $630.48
Tuition -nonresident: $788.08
Approximate Course Fees: $79.40

Course Level
Undergraduate

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 02 - Critical Thinking
    • Gather factual information and apply it to a given problem in a manner that is relevant, clear, comprehensive, and conscious of possible bias in the information selected.
    • Imagine and seek out a variety of possible goals, assumptions, interpretations, or perspectives which can give alternative meanings or solutions to given situations or problems.
    • Analyze the logical connections among the facts, goals, and implicit assumptions relevant to a problem or claim; generate and evaluate implications that follow from them.
  • Goal 03 - Natural Science
    • Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
    • Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students' laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty.
    • Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
  • Goal 10 - People/Environment
    • Explain the basic structure and function of various natural ecosystems and of human adaptive strategies within those systems.
    • Evaluate critically environmental and natural resource issues in light of understandings about interrelationships, ecosystems, and institutions.
    • Propose and assess alternative solutions to environmental problems.
    • Articulate and defend the actions they would take on various environmental issues.

Description
Ecology is the study of the relationships between organisms and the environment. In this course, students will be introduced to the major themes of ecology, which include energy and nutrient cycling, distribution of organisms in the environment, population dynamics, interactions within and among species, evolution and adaptation, communities, and ecosystems. Special focus will be on the aquatic and terrestrial plant and animal communities and geological features of the Rainy River Basin and Voyageurs National Park. Hours per week: Lecture-3; Lab-2. MNTC: 2/3/10

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