About BCOR 102 ZRA

Ecosystem and community structure, population growth, species interactions and niche dynamics, population and chromosomal genetics, speciation in fossil records, ecology of animal behavior, applied ecology. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 and BIOL 002, or BCOR 011 and BCOR 012, or BCOR 021; MATH 019 or MATH 021.

Notes

Prereqs enforced by the system: BIOL 01/02 or BCOR 11/12 or BCOR 21; and MATH 019 or MATH 021; Must register for a lab A01-A04; CDE students only even after level restrictions removed; Degree students register for BCOR 102 A

Section Description

BCOR 102 takes a quantitative approach to understand general principles of ecological and evolutionary change, and then applies those general results to real-world problems. How can we predict changes in the abundance of individuals? How can multiple species coexist in a community? How fast can a population adapt to a changing environment? The math is mostly just simple algebra, but you'll see a lot of equations. There is a required 3-hour lab with this course.

Section Expectation

This course combines three lectures and one laboratory exercise per week. Lectures will be remote - students will attend via Microsoft Teams at the appointed class time. Labs will be in-person, and involve group and individual work. Students should expect to spend 2-4 hours per week on coursework outside of class, with additional time for exam preparation.

Evaluation

There will be hourly midterm exams, quizzes, and a cumulative final exam. There will also be short weekly homework assignments. Labs will require short write-ups and a couple of formal lab reports. The laboratory component will account for about a quarter of the total points for the course.

Course Dates

to

Location

Remote (View Campus Map)

Times

to on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Important Dates

Note: These dates may change before registration begins.

Note: These dates may not be accurate for select courses during the Summer Session.

Courses may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Show your interest by enrolling.

Deadlines
Last Day to Add
Last Day to Drop
Last Day to Withdraw with 50% Refund
Last Day to Withdraw with 25% Refund
Last Day to Withdraw

Resources

    There are no courses that meet this criteria.