For non-science or science majors; not for Biology major credit. This course will explore the evolution, extinction, and conservation of biodiversity on earth. We will survey the diversity of both ecosystems and organisms found throughout the globe. The generation of biodiversity will be explained by both ecological and genetic approaches to evolution. The loss of biodiversity due to historic extinctions and current human activity will be examined. We will use examples from all over the world, but will focus on many examples from New England and Massachusetts. One section will survey the history of wildlife in Massachusetts since European colonization. (Gen.Ed. BS)

Please note, out-of-state pricing may apply for matriculated campus students. See SPIRE for details.

Summer 2019



Base cost: $1928 ($482/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Class Fee: $
Materials fee may apply. See SPIRE for details
  • Start date: May 20, 2019
  • End date: June 28, 2019
  • Last day to add: May 24, 2019
  • Last day to drop: May 24, 2019
  • Last day to withdraw: June 12, 2019
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