Conservation Biology Online Undergraduate Course

BIOL 305 (Flagship equivalency - BI 3323)
Request More InformationRegister Now!

June 3 – July 28, 2019

Cost per Credit Hour

$570

Total Course Cost

$1,710

Continuing Education Units

4.5 CEU

Conservation Biology Course Overview

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

Unity College Flagship equivalency = BI 3323 Conservation Biology. Current Unity College Students should enroll for classes through their student portal. Go to: my.unity.edu > CAMS Student Portal > and choose the term date SU-19-1. 

Course Description

3 Credit Hours

There’s a popular axiom in science that “all biology is now conservation biology.” This 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 fields as ecology, evolutionary biology, public policy, and sociology. In this course, we will lay the foundation for any field within the natural sciences or environmental studies. Specific topics that we will cover include the status of biodiversity, the threats facing biodiversity, the importance of ecosystem services, conservation policy, design and management of protected areas, and habitat restoration.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Discuss conservation biology in a scholarly manner with knowledge and support from current conservation biology techniques, methods, and practices.
  2. Think in a scientific manner and conduct and interpret scientific research at a high level.
  3. Identify their conservation ethic.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of current local and global conservation issues.

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

All Summer Courses

Environmental Communications

Introduction to GIS

GISC 101 = ES 2103 Introduction to Geographic Information (GIS)
3 Credit Hours

Environmental Communications

Conservation Biology

BIOL 305 = BI 3323 Conservation Biology
3 Credit Hours

Environmental Communications

Natural Resource Law and Policy

ENCJ 305 = PL 3213 Natural Resource Law
3 Credit Hours

Natural Resource Law

Introduction to Spanish

SPAN 101 = HU 1003 Spanish
3 Credits

Environmental Communications

Drone Technology and the Environment

ENVS 205 = ES 200X Techniques in the Environmental Sciences: Theme Based
3 Credit Hours

Environmental Communications

Animal Behavior

BIOL 301 = BI 3173 Animal Behavior
3 Credit Hours

Natural Resource Law

Introduction to Songwriting

ARTS 103 = AR equivalency
3 Credits

Natural Resource Law

Multimedia Environmental Communications

COMM 201 = CM 2123 Environmental Communications 
3 Credits

Environmental Communications

Environmental Issues: Energy, Water Scarcity, and Waste

EVPC 202 = IC 2223 Environmental Issues and Insights
3 Credit Hours

Natural Resource Law

Interpretive Methods

PF 4123 = PF 4123 Interpretive Methods
3 Credits

Natural Resource Law

Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 101 = PY 1013 Introduction to Psychology
3 Credits