Course Description: Fundamentals of ecology and their relevance to human impact on natural ecosystems.
Field trips may be required at students' expense. Prerequisites: None.
4 Credits, 6 Period
Bio 105 meets laboratory science requirements at MCC, ASU, UofA and NAU
"Most non-biology students dread taking their science, often leaving it to the last semester of their degree. Our goal is to open your eyes to a sustainable future filled with information that guides you to the proper life choices. BIO 105 covers many relevant topics that affect us on a daily bases, such as Energy Conservation, Air Pollution, Sustainable Development, Environmental toxins and much more. Yes, we will learn science, but in a practical way that will change your life. Look at the course outline and you will see specifics." - Ron Dinchak
Course Topics covered in Bio 105
- Marine Ecology-Are we overfishing our oceans? Which sea food choices are best for sustainbility + health? Which should we avoid?
- Water Pollution-Why the next global wars might be over water?
- Backyard Critters-What are the beneficial animals in your backyard and what about all those venomous critters?
- Ethno botany of the Southwest- How did native peoples survive without Wal-mart? Can we learn from them?
- Ancient Forests-How much of our old growth forests are left? Can we save them in time for our children?
- Political Action-Should we communicate with our politicians? If so, how do we do it?
- Water in Arizona- How much? How can we conserve?
- Plant Growth and Development- Want to grow your own garden?
- Population Dynamics- What is the carrying capacity of humans on planet earth? Have we passed it?
- Toxins in the Environment-Can you reduce the risk of cancer in your life?
- Future Cars- What will they be like? Why is the internal combustion engine a dinosaur?
If you would like to register for this course, Please go to Mesa Community College to do so.