Biology 1010: Environment of Life (Fall 2017) – Section 1001/3001Course SyllabusInstructor:Dr. Kevin J. NevesOffice: 328 Life Science Building[email protected]Telephone: (419) 372-4835Office Hours: 10:00-11:00 Wed; 10:30 – 11:30 Tues and Thurs or by appointmentLecture:9:30-10:20 Tuesday and ThursdayMath Science - Room 220Text:Lecture– Houtman, A., Karr, S. and Interlandi, J. 2013. Environmental Science for a Changing World. FirstEdition. W. H. Freeman Publishers.Lab–Mbuthia, K. W. 2015. Biology 1010 Environment of Life; Laboratory Manual, Copley CustomPublishing Group, Acton Massachusetts.Course overviewThis course fulfils a BG Perspective requirement for Natural Sciences. The course provides an overview ofbasic ecology and current environmental issues. We will explore causes of environmental problems of air,water and land pollution; biodiversity conservation, human reproduction and population dynamics.Wewill critically evaluate solutions to some of these environmental problems. Through active participationin a combination of lecture and hands-on laboratory exercises, you will gain proficiency in effectivecommunication using posters, critical thinking, and applying logical, quantitative and qualitativeapproaches to problem solving, both as an individual and in groups.Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, you will:-1.Learn to understand the nature of scientific evidence, how it is obtained and how it is used in theformulation of solutions to environmental problems.2.Recognize and describe values that arise when formulating solutions to environmental problems;realize that value conflicts may arise, therefore you should be able to understand, articulate, andevaluate reasons and justifications that can support your value choices and those of others.