This course focuses on the ecological aspects of biology with special emphasis on the scientific principles that underlie current environmental issues. Topics will include the development of modern environmental ethics, fundamental concepts of ecology, the geophysical nature of the earth, and analysis of selected environmental problems. Special emphasis will be placed on climactic change, resource management, population growth, and preservation of biodiversity. This course may not be used to satisfy the requirement for the biology major or minor. Three lecture hours per week. Credit, 3 hours. Offered spring semester.