Spring 2019 - BISC 204 D100
Introduction to Ecology (3)
Class Number: 2365
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 12, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
EDB 7618, 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. Students with credit for GEOG 215 may not take this course for further credit.
Biology 204 (Introduction to Ecology) emphasizes understanding species interactions in biological communities and the relationships between communities and the environment. Serves as a prerequisite to many 400-level BISC courses and senior seminars in ecology, population and conservation biology. Grades for this course will be based on student performance on a variety of in-class activities and exams, out-of-class homework assignments, and participation in tutorial sessions.
- Exams x3 55%
- Special Assignments (in-class and otherwise) 25%
- Paper Reviews x2 10%
- Attendance and Participation in Tutorial Sessions 10%
The Economy of Nature by Robert E. Ricklefs and Rick Relyea, W. H. Freeman (7th Edition).
SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.
Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
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