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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab

Lecture: 0 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 1
This course provides a laboratory component to complement BIO 140 . Emphasis is placed on laboratory and field experience. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a practical understanding of environmental interrelationships and of contemporary environmental issues.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.

Co-requisite(s): BIO 140 .
Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring.
Course has transfer restrictions - 20 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate the use of the compound microscope.
  2. Discriminate the methods used in classifying living organisms.
  3. Compile a list of the organisms that are found in the plankton community.
  4. Compare the major types for ecological succession.
  5. Model population growth.
  6. Demonstrate the different types of tests that are used to check the quality of water.
  7. Appraise the relationship between the human respiratory system and air pollution.
  8. Characterize members of the more common groups of arthropods.
  9. Assess the components of soil.
  10. Model the use of solar energy.
  11. Evaluate methods of energy conservation.