Fall 2021 - BISC 204 D100
Introduction to Ecology (3)
Class Number: 1576
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Prerequisites:BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.
An introduction to biotic-environmental relationships and dynamics; ecological concepts; population dynamics, variation, adaptation and evolution.
An introduction to biotic-environmental relationships and dynamics; ecological concepts; biodiversity, population dynamics, variation, adaptation and evolution.
- Term Paper 30%
- PowerPoint Presentation 30%
- 5 min final oral exam 30%
- Tutorial Participation 10%
Lectures will be offered synchronously through Zoom and Canvas at regularly scheduled class times. Tutorials will be offered both asynchronously and synchronously to maximize flexibility in delivery.
Effective immediately, the Department of Biological Sciences is adopting a mandatory mask policy for all areas under Biology’s control and in spaces elsewhere where Biology faculty teach, applying to everyone regardless of vaccination status.
Krebs, C.J., Ecology: The Experimental Analysis of Distribution and Abundance 6th ed.
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