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Learning Outcomes

Ecology Students 2011
  • understand the organization of life at levels of complexity from sub-cellular to ecosystem
  • characterize the diversity and classification of life
  • apply a scientific process of inquiry, including appropriate techniques, instrumentation, and data analysis
  • understand that organisms are open systems that exchange materials and energy with their environment
  • explain processes of the short term adaptability of organisms that maintain homeostasis or preserve functions
  • understand that the continuity of life is dependent upon hereditary processes and information in the form of DNA
  • comprehend evolutionary change as a product of natural selection
  • recognize the cell as the basic unit of structure and function of organisms
  • possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a career related to biology