Conservation Biology Online Undergraduate Course

BI3323
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June 4 – July 29, 2018

Cost per Credit Hour

$570

Total Course Cost

$1,710

Continuing Education Units

4.5 CEU

Students in this course will study the biological and human dimensions of protecting biodiversity globally.

It is said that “All biology is now conservation biology.” That statement is telling in two ways: First, in the modern era it is hard to find a biological system that is untouched by humankind. Second, perhaps more than any other discipline, conservation biology is highly integrative, bringing together such disparate field as ecology, evolutionary biology, public policy, and sociology.

In this course, you will study:

  • The foundation for any field within the natural sciences or environmental studies.
  • The threats facing biodiversity.
  • Design and management of protected areas and habitat restoration.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Become proficient with the current conservation biology techniques, methods, and practices.
  • Learn the important conservation issues locally and globally.
  • Develop an ability to think in a scientific manner and conduct and interpret scientific research at a high level.

Course Description

3 Credit Hours
Conservation Biology focuses on the biological and human dimensions of protecting biodiversity globally. The course investigates the value of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, and practical approaches for conservation of ecosystem diversity, species diversity, and genetic diversity within species. Conservation Biology stresses management of ecosystems and habitats to carry out population conservation. Specific concepts include Tragedy of the Commons, minimum viable populations, extinction patterns, habitat fragmentation, and prioritizing conservation areas.

Prerequisites for Unity College Students: BI 2001, BI 2003
Prerequisites for Non-Unity Students: A college-level general ecology course

 

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