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4 Credits This course is a one semester introduction to ecological principles focusing on the factors that influence the distribution and abundance of organisms. This includes a survey of the interactions of organisms with each other and with the physical environment. These interactions will be studied in the context of evolutionary history and biodiversity. Population, community, and ecosystem level ecology will be examined, especially in light of man’s influence on nature. This course is designed for both environmental science majors and non-majors. Class: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG* 101. Offered: Fall, Spring Fulfills General Education - Knowledge ofPhysical & Natural Sciences