Dec 06, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 110 - Northwest Ecology

Credits: 5
Presents the diversity, characteristics, and interactions of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine organisms, especially as they relate to community and ecosystem sustainability of the Pacific Northwest.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Identify resident organisms of the Pacific Northwest.
  2. Illustrate knowledge of the diversity and distribution of plants and animals of the Pacific Northwest.
  3. State the importance of community interactions within and between Pacific Northwest ecosystems.

Program Outcomes
  1. Students will learn the scientific method to recognize how scientists use this method to guide their inquiry, generate hypotheses, experimental design, reasoning, and draw conclusions based on empirical data.
  2. Students will learn the steps of the scientific Method and be able to use the steps to design an experiment, collect data, and analyze the data.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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