GEOG 303

Biogeography

Geography College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Broad-scale distribution of plants and animals. Theoretical and practical applications to conservation and effects of global environmental change.

When Taught

Fall

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Recommended

Geog 101

Title

Patterns of distribution

Learning Outcome

Recognize and be able to explain patterns of plant and animal life at many different scales

Title

Basic concepts

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts and processes in biogeography

Title

Human impacts

Learning Outcome

Explain how humans have affected the distribution and diversity of plants and animals, and apply concepts to decisions regarding human use of the environment

Title

Future changes

Learning Outcome

Plan for future changes in species distributions and diversity as a result of environmental and human-induced pressures

Title

Current research themes

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a knowledge of prominent professional biogeographers and ecologists and their current research themes