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Principles of Ecology (SCI 112)
This event takes place on the following dates
9/5/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
9/12/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
9/19/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
9/26/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
10/3/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
10/10/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
10/17/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
10/24/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
10/31/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
11/7/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
11/14/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
11/21/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
11/28/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
12/5/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
12/12/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
12/19/2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Please note: Class days and times are tentative.

An introduction to basic principles of ecology. The interaction of abiotic and biotic components of ecosystems are discussed as well as the effects of human intervention. Some labs are field trips. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. Competency met: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery (3.0) 4 credits Fall. While this is part of the 23-credit certificate for Wind Technicians, his course can be taken as a single course, if interested.

Course Outcomes

  1. Explain the process of ecological change both in the long term (evolutionary change) and in the short term (succession).
  2. Utilize the tools of science through ecological field study focused on local ecosystems in Southeastern Massachusetts.
  3. Analyze data, modeling the way in which scientist handle data, including the use of statistical methods and computers for analysis of data sets.
  4. Compile scientific findings using the primary methods by which scientists communicate with their peers including composing original research papers, oral presentations and poster presentations.

Accredited by and in partnership with Bristol Community College. Classes start the week of September 5. Dates and times unconfirmed.
Do not register here. To learn more and register, contact courtney@mvcet.org.

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