LIFE 220 - Fundamentals of Ecology (GT-SC2)

  • 3 credits

Interrelationships among organisms and their environments.

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).

Prerequisite

Three credits of 100-level biology or HORT 100 (Horticultural Science); three credits of 100-level mathematics. Credit allowed for only one of the following: LAND 220, LIFE 220, LIFE 320, SOCR 220. Credit not allowed for both LIFE 220 and LAND 220.

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Required

  • Elements of Ecology, 9th Ed.
    Smith, Robert L. and Smith, Thomas M.
    ISBN: 978-0321934185

Instructors

Patrick Miller

millerpatricka@msn.com

Originally from Olney, Illinois, Dr. Miller attended Purdue University from 1982 to 1986 and received a B.S. degree in agronomy. He began his working career at Walt Disney World, The Land at EPCOT Center, in 1986 as a greenhouse intern. Returning to college after working for a time, he received his M.S. degree in agronomy from Texas A&M University in 1989. He then relocated from Texas to California where he was employed by a crop protection company. Returning to school again after several years, he studied weed science at Colorado State University and received his doctorate in 1998. Dr. Miller has taught online Biology and Botany classes for the Colorado Community Colleges Online (CCCO), and currently offers “Weed Management and Control” as well as “Elements of Ecology” courses through Colorado State University.

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