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EVSP507 - Conservation Biology

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP507 Course ID: 4159 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the development of major areas in conservation-oriented research that include patterns of biodiversity, extinction, conservation genetics, conservation of populations, communities and landscapes, and ecological sustainability.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO-1 Examine the processes of extinction, species conservation, and biodiversity.

LO-2 Analyze the regulations, policies, and treaties that support biological conservation.

LO-3 Assess the role of conservation genetics theory in the preservation of biodiversity.

LO-4 Evaluate quantitative methods used in population viability analyses.

LO-5 Evaluate potential management strategies that incorporate the human dimensions in conserving species.

LO-6 Develop defendable strategies for conservation of a species or a system of concern.

NameGrade %
Forum Participation 24.00 %
Forum 1 3.00 %
Forum 2 3.00 %
Forum 3 3.00 %
Forum 4 3.00 %
Forum 5 3.00 %
Forum 6 3.00 %
Forum 7 3.00 %
Forum 8 3.00 %
Assignments 36.00 %
Assignment 1 (Wk 2) 9.00 %
Assignment 2 (Wk 3) 9.00 %
Assignment 3 (Wk 5) 9.00 %
Assignment 4 (Wk 6) 9.00 %
Midterm Assignment 20.00 %
Midterm (Wk 4) 20.00 %
Final Project 20.00 %
Final Project 20.00 %

Other readings as identified in the Lessons

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Environmental Policy and Management: http://apus.campusguides.com/environmental_policy_management?hs=a

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780470658758
Publication Info:Wiley Lib
Author:Macdonald, D. and Willis, K.
Unit Cost:$80.56
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.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.