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2021-2022 Catalog 
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BIOL 194 - Special Topics-Biology 1

Credits: 1-5
Focuses on topics such as bird study, local plants, and environmental issues such as timber management and pollution in Puget Sound. Instructor lectures, leads class and group discussion and readings. May be repeated when a different topic is presented.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101  or instructor consent.

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

  1. Identify, illustrate, and exemplify fundamental ecological processes in the environment.
  2. Identify and evaluate real world environmental and ecological problems using western science techniques.
  3. Collect, analyze, and interpret ecological data to evaluate environmental phenomena.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to produce work that is neat in appearance.

Program Outcomes
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.

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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