INTS 401: Conservation Biology

INTS 401-001: Conservation Biology
(Spring 2014)

10:30 AM to 01:10 PM TR

Section Information for Spring 2014

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Conservation Biology, a discipline that merges taxonomy, natural history, and ecology with “resource” management and restoration ecology, set within a socio-economic, historical, political and legal context. The course will consist of interactive lectures, readings (including a text and primary literature), discussion, group projects, and inquiry-based experiential learning. (6 Credits: 4 Learning Community credits + 2 Experiential Learning credits)

This learning community places special emphasis on the following NCC competencies: communication, critical thinking, global understanding, group interaction, and well-being.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 6

Provides students with a working knowledge of conservation biology. Integrates the study of social, economic, and political factors with biodiversity, population modeling, habitat degradation, and management issues. Students confront the leading edge of this exciting field by developing real species conservation plans. The experiential learning component of the course will include trips to the Smithsonian Institution's Conservation and Research Center in Front Royal, Virginia, to study with nationally known experts. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Recommended Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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