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Northridge Course Catalog

SCI 333-334: Environmental Science


Course Description

This course trains students in Natural History — the close observation and identification of the living things around us — and introduces them to major concepts in Ecology — the study of the interactions between living things and their environment. Laboratory work, both indoors and outside, will be a major component of the class, as will be the analysis and presentation of data gathered during labs. Students will be expected to know the major groups of organisms common to Illinois (plants, birds, insects, etc.) and understand the resources available to identify them. They will then put this knowledge to use investigating ecological concepts such as adaptation, population interactions, community structure, and ecosystems.

Required Texts

Smith, Robert Leo. Ecology and Field Biology. Benjamin Cummings, 2007.

School: High School

Department: Science

Length: Full Year


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