This course focuses on essentials of wildlife ecology as a foundation for understanding issues related to the origins, management and conservation of biodiversity. The course is well-suited for anyone interested in learning about the issues facing wildlife at a global or local level. Students will learn basic ecological, behavioral and evolutionary principles as they apply to wildlife ecology and conservation.
This course can meet requirements for certain majors in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology programs and is a valuable course for transfer students interested in similar programs.
Students will need access to a computer with a web browser (Firefox, Safari or Explorer; note: some versions of browsers may not work), a media player (e.g., QuickTime, Adobe Flash Player), and a high speed connection.
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Biological/Physical Sciences (Category 3A) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Natural and Physical Sciences without Lab (GT-SC2).
This course requires proctoring at CSU’s University Testing Center or at an alternate accredited testing center or by electronic proctoring, specifically by ProctorU. In order to use ProctorU you will need to have a broadband internet connection, a webcam (internal or external), a microphone, and a Windows or Mac Operating System, and you will need to have or set up an account with ProctorU.
Textbooks and Materials
There is no required textbook