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Suggested Year of Study:Any
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FST

Chemistry Supporting Group

Medium of InstructionEnglish

Pre-requisites

None

Course Description

Throughout this course, students can better understand the unity and diversity of life interacting with the surrounding environments. Such major topics as population ecology, community interactions, ecosystems/biogeochemical cycles, biosphere and human impact on biosphere, and animal and social behavior will be covered. Students will also learn the unifying concepts in biology, the cellular basis and the ongoing flow of life, plant and animal systems and their control, and ecology and behavior; and so that students will be able to explore physical and biogeochemical processes and appreciate the importance of the quality of environment.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Describe and explain the unity and diversity of life interacting with the surrounding environments;

2. Illustrate with examples of population ecology, community interactions, ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles, biosphere and human impact on biosphere, and animal and social behavior;

3. Discuss environmental issues encountered in daily life scientifically;

4. Summarize and compare physical and biochemical processes that may lead to improvement in environmental quality.