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Course Code: EVSP416 Course ID: 4287 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides an intensive treatment of the field of ecology. Ecology is the scientific study of the interactions among organisms and their environment, which explains the distribution and dynamics of organisms, their traits, and the effects that they have on the natural world. Students will learn that ecology is an integrative discipline that draws from various fields of biology (physiology, morphology, behavior, evolution) and natural sciences (e.g., geology and chemistry), as well as other disciplines (e.g., economics and social sciences). The focus of the course will be on identifying and recommending solutions to ecological problems, e.g., habitat destruction and fragmentation, biodiversity, global environmental change, desertification, acidification of the oceans, and others.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • LO-1 Summarize the conceptual foundations of the field of ecology.
  • LO-2 Assess the issues facing ecological systems in the U.S. and on the global scale.
  • LO-3 Explain the term conservation biology and the impact of humans on the landscape.
  • LO-4 Demonstrate how mathematical models are used to inform decision making in the field of ecology.
  • LO-5 Evaluate literature that examines ecological theories and practices.
  • LO-6 Analyze scientific data in terms of its real world application.
NameGrade %
Discussions 24.00 %
Week 1: Displaying and Interpreting Ecological Data 3.00 %
Week 2: Terrestrial Biomes 3.00 %
Week 3: Changes with Urbanization 3.00 %
Week 4: Grasslands & Populations 3.00 %
Week 5: Deserts Chaparral or Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands? 3.00 %
Week 6: Sharing Community Ecology Data 3.00 %
Week 7: Biogeochemical Cycles 3.00 %
Week 8: Microcosms 3.00 %
Home Work 20.00 %
HW-C Week 5 5.00 %
HW-A Week 1 5.00 %
HW-B Week 2 5.00 %
HW-D Week 6 5.00 %
Midterm Assessment 15.00 %
Midterm Assessment 15.00 %
Microcosm Log 2.00 %
Microcosm Log 2.00 %
Presentation 24.00 %
Microcosm Presentation 24.00 %
Final Assessment 15.00 %
Final Assessment 15.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • LO-1 Summarize the conceptual foundations of the field of ecology.
  • LO-2 Assess the issues facing ecological systems in the U.S. and on the global scale.
  • LO-3 Explain the term conservation biology and the impact of humans on the landscape.
  • LO-4 Demonstrate how mathematical models are used to inform decision making in the field of ecology.
  • LO-5 Evaluate literature that examines ecological theories and practices.
  • LO-6 Analyze scientific data in terms of its real world application.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.