Introduction to Ecology

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Intro to Ecology
Fall 2024
Taught By:
Section: A

CRN: 17423

Credits: 4

This course explores core concepts of ecology, the study of how organisms interact with their environment, at different levels of scale from individual cells to the biosphere. Population growth, species interaction, the flow of nutrients, community patterns, and processes of species or groups of species within specific ecosystems are discussed. The course emphasizes these interactions within the framework of evolutionary theory. The role that humans play in conserving and/or disrupting these systems serves as a platform to discuss ethical issues related to environmental stewardship. Learning is assessed through the reading of primary and review scientific literature, analyzing data in graphs and tables, and exploring case studies of specific habitats to understand how space impacts population growth, why species are adapted to their habitats, how species interact, and how communities change. This course satisfies the Required Foundation Course requirement for the Interdisciplinary Science Major and for the Natural Science Track in Environmental Studies. Tags: Ecology, Social Justice, Science

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:44am EDT 7/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 615
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024