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NSCI 201 - Minnesota Ecology and Conservation Biology
Spring 2021, Section 02

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000726 NSCI 201 02 Minnesota Ecology and Conservation Biology
01/16 - 05/01
01/16 - 05/01
9:00am - 11:10am
9:00am - 11:10am
4.0 Full Bredeson, Michael
Bredeson, Michael
Blended/Hybrid Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University
Building/Room: Science Education Center 211
Building/Room: Science Education Center 209

Meeting Details
1/16/2021 - 5/1/2021 Sa 9:00am - 11:10am Science Education Center 211 Bredeson, Michael
1/16/2021 - 5/1/2021 Sa 9:00am - 11:10am Science Education Center 209 Bredeson, Michael

  • First day attendance is mandatory.
  • Permission Required: No admittance after first class meeting.
  • Overlap: Student cannot receive credit for both NSCI 201 Nature Study and NSCI 201 Minnesota Ecology and Conservation Biology. Note: This course combines significant online work and on campus in person labs. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to

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

Seat Availability
Status: Full Size: 24 Enrolled: 24 Seats Remaining: 0

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: No admittance after first class meeting.

Full refund is available until January 19, 2021, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is April 12, 2021.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $997.56
Tuition -nonresident: $997.56
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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