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BIO 103 Environmental Science
Designed for non-science majors, the course serves as an introduction to ecological principles and their applications to understanding the causes and current status of environmental problems. Options for dealing with these problems are evaluated. Possible topics for discussion are overpopulation, food and water resources, ozone depletion, global warming, deforestation, acid rain, biodiversity, erosion, loss of wetlands, energy sources, pollution, eutrophication and waste disposal. Laboratory exercises are designed to illustrate ecological concepts presented in lecture. Fulfills general education requirement: Liberal Studies Area 3 (Natural Science). Corequisite: BIO 103L. 3 credits.
BIO 312 Ecology I
An examination of the basic concepts of ecology with extensive laboratory work and field experiences in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. Fulfills general education requirement: Writing Process. Prerequisite: a C- (1.67) average in BIO 111/L and BIO 112/L. Corequisite: BIO 312L. 3 credits.
ECN 316 Environmental Economics
Environmental economics stresses the co-evolution of human preferences, understanding, technology and cultural organization. This approach differs from that of conventional economics and conventional ecology in the importance it attaches to environment-economy interactions. The role that our economic system plays in decisions affecting the sustainability of our ecosystems is emphasized. Prerequisites: ECN 101 and 102. 3 credits.
ECN 317 Energy & Natural Resource Econ
This course applies economic principles to the management of natural resources with a central focus on energy and climate change. It involves the study of resource use and conservation, utilization rates of renewable and non-renewable resources, the issue of economy size and the limits to growth, the natural resource economic issues of development versus preservation, and green accounting. Prerequisites: ECN 101 and 102. 3 credits.
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in Annville, Pa., welcomes 1,630 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 majors, as well as self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, LVC has graduate programs in physical therapy, business, music education, and science education. Annville is 15 minutes east of Hershey and 35 minutes east of Harrisburg; Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are within two hours.
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