Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » FSTG213 – Wonders in Life Science and Health: Environmental Biology
Suggested Year of Study:2 to 4theme-2
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:FST

Chemistry Supporting Group

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 exploit biological processes and appreciate the importance of the quality of environment.

Objectives

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

  1. Better understand the unity and diversity of life interacting with the surrounding environments;
  2. Learn population ecology, community interactions, ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles, biosphere and human impact on biosphere, and animal and social behavior;
  3. 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;
  4. Exploit biological processes to improve environmental quality.