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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Biodiversity

BIOLOGY 108

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)
Course Details

Summer 2022

Open

On-Line
May 19, 2022 - Jul 1, 2022
Peter Houlihan
01
41562
4
BS
Base Cost: $1,980 ($495/credit)
Term Fee: $60
Start date: May 19, 2022
End date: Jul 01, 2022
Last day to add: May 25, 2022
Last day to drop: May 25, 2022
Last day to withdraw: Jun 14, 2022