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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

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BIO-230

Principles of Ecology

3 hours lecture , 3 hours lab, 3 credits

An introduction to the basic principles of ecology. The lecture series explores the physical components of the environment, adaptations of organisms to the physical environment, energy balance in ecosystems, and the levels of organization in ecology: population, community and biome. The lab series explores several sampling techniques used in the study of ecology. Two or three field trips are a compulsory component of this course. A 2-day volunteer placement with a local environmental organization is also a required component of this course.

Prerequisite(s):

  • BIO 102 and BIO 103 or BIO 110 and BIO 111. Minimum Grade C MAT 115 is strongly recommended
  • Take BIO-230L


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This course tranfers to the following post-secondary institutions in British Columbia.

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