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BIO 205 Concepts of Environmental Science

Pre-requisite: BIO 102. 3 lecture hours per week.

Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of environmental biology, chemistry and physics as they relate to an understanding of the sources of pollutants, both natural and those generated by human activities, their transport, fate, and levels in environmental media, namely air, water, soil, and food. Principles involved in processes such as chemical cycling within the living world, global weather patterns, and atmospheric energy balances will be addressed as they relate to these concepts. Hazard recognition and control are also discussed in terms of toxicology, epidemiology, exposure assessment, and risk assessment.

Course Rotation: Fall.

Credits

3 credits

Prerequisite

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C-