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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

BIOL 036. Ecology


The goal of ecology is to explain the distribution and abundance of organisms in nature through an understanding of how they interact with their abiotic and biotic environments. Students will gain ecological literacy and practice by studying processes that operate within and between hierarchical levels or organization such as individuals, populations, communities, and ecosystems. All this knowledge will be applied to understand the current global changes occurring in nature as a result of human activities.
Prerequisite: BIOL 002  or permission of the instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Three to 6 hours of laboratory and/or fieldwork in the Crum Woods per week, in addition to at least one field trip per semester.
1 credit.
Eligible for ENVS
Catalog chapter: Biology  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/biology


Check the Fall 2017 Schedule of Courses