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NSCI 201 - Minnesota Ecology and Conservation Biology
Fall 2020, Section 02

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000420 NSCI 201 02 Minnesota Ecology and Conservation Biology
08/22 - 12/12
08/22 - 12/12
9:00am - 11:00am
9:00am - 11:00am
4.0 Open Bredeson, Michael
Bredeson, Michael
Blended/Hybrid Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University
Building/Room: Science Education Center 209
Building/Room: Science Education Center 211

Meeting Details
8/22/2020 - 12/12/2020 Sa 9:00am - 11:00am Science Education Center 209 Bredeson, Michael
8/22/2020 - 12/12/2020 Sa 9:00am - 11:00am Science Education Center 211 Bredeson, Michael

  • Note: Course converted to hybrid with weekly online activities and on campus lab as noted on schedule. Note: This course combines combined reduced classroom time with significant online work and on campus in person labs. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to
  • First day attendance is mandatory.
  • Note: Overlap: Student cannot receive credit for both NSCI 201 Nature Study and NSCI 201 Minnesota Ecology and Conservation Biology.
  • Permission Required

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 24 Enrolled: 22 Seats Remaining: 2

Prerequisites (Courses and Tests)
[WRIT 131 - Writing I AND MATH 098 - Introduction to Mathematical Thinking (Minimum grade: 1.66 GPA equivalent); OR , WRIT 131 - Writing I AND MATH 099 - Developmental Mathematics Using ALEKS; OR , WRIT 131 - Writing I AND MATH 102 - Mathematics of Sustainability (Minimum grade: 1.66 GPA equivalent)]
  • Permission is required
  • Permission Required: Permission Required

Full refund is available until August 28, 2020, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 23, 2020.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $969.44
Tuition -nonresident: $969.44
Approximate Course Fees: $148.44

Course Level

General/Liberal Education Category
Goal 03 - Natural Science Lab

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 03 - Natural Science
    • Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
    • Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students' laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty.
    • Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
    • Evaluate societal issues from a natural science perspective, ask questions about the evidence presented, and make informed judgments about science-related topics and policies.
  • Goal 10 - People/Environment
    • Explain the basic structure and function of various natural ecosystems and of human adaptive strategies within those systems.
    • Describe the basic institutional arrangements (social, legal, political, economic, religious) that are evolving to deal with environmental and natural resource challenges.
    • Evaluate critically environmental and natural resource issues in light of understandings about interrelationships, ecosystems, and institutions.
    • Propose and assess alternative solutions to environmental problems.

An introduction to the science of conservation biology applied to the ecology of Minnesota, focusing on Minnesota's natural ecosystems and the connections between humans and the environment. Lab activities vary with the season and the instructor's expertise. Field trips to forest, prairie and/or wetland ecosystems are a required part of class; check the class schedule for the dates and times of field trips. Includes lab. Intended for general education students.

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