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    Sep 29, 2023  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 156 - Introduction to Environmental Science

Credit Hours: 4
Billable Contact Hours: 6
Prerequisites: RDG 090  and ENGL 090  and MATH 090  or qualifying scores on accepted placement tests
C1 General Education Natural Sciences Satisfier Y
MTA Natural Sciences Satisfier Y
Global Studies Satisfier Course Y
Session Cycle: FW

An introduction to environmental science stressing fundamental concepts and principles of ecology, ecosystem structure and function, population dynamics, resources and pollution. This course reflects applications of physical, chemical, biological and geological principles to define ecological change, both natural and anthropogenic. Topics include land use, food resources, mineral resources, energy, air, water and the causative interrelationships between human values and socio-economic, political, and environmental problems. Course requires laboratory work. This course is open to both science- and non-science majors.