A general education lab course that explores the diversity of life in Minnesota from a natural history perspective. Topics include the scientific method, ecology of terrestrial and aquatic biomes, evolution of plants and animals, consequences of historic and contemporary environmental change, and the future of Minnesota's biodiversity. This course is intended for students who are not majoring in biology. Lab requires field trips on and off campus which might include required field trips on prescribed dates. Lecture 3 hours per week. Lab requires a minimum of 3 hours per week of scheduled and/or self-directed lab work including field trips.
MnTC Goals: 3 , 10