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BIO 215 Urban Ecology

Pre-requisite: BIO 102 or ENV 221. 3 lecture hours per week.

Course Description: This course explores environmental issues that specifically relate to the urban scene. The focus is on understanding basic ecological dynamics of urban and suburban areas. Topics discussed include urban flora and fauna, climate, and pollutant effects on quality of life. Specific environmental-related urban public health problems are evaluated. A combination of lecture, demonstration and field trips are used to facilitate under- standing of basic concepts.

Course rotation: NYC: Fall

Credits

3 credits

Prerequisite

BIO 102 Minimum Grade of C- or ENV 221 Minimum Grade of C-