This course is introductory level and appropriate for both non-science majors as well as potential science majors who may be investigating their interests. Conservation Biology will focus on biodiversity, its preservation and current threats, as well as obstacles to its preservation for the future. We will examine the different levels of biodiversity present in nature as well as highlighting its importance, and why it matters to the human population. In studying Conservation Biology, students will also learn key concepts from related fields such as evolution and ecology that are necessary to understand concepts and concerns. Course topics include species and ecosystem management, restoration, strategies to combat threats, and past successes and failures relating to biodiversity conservation.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; BU SCI; AR NSM; AS NSM