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RENR 7001 - Biological Foundations for Ecological Restoration

Renewable Resources Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course provides an overview of key biological topics relevant to the field of ecosystem restoration and conservation biology. Topics will include: the chemistry of life, including the structure and function of macromolecules, cell structures and membranes, the gene (meiosis, Mendelian genetics, chromosomes and inheritance), and evolution.

Prerequisite(s)

Acceptance into the Ecological Restoration degree program or by departmental approval.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$765.07

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 36443

Tue Sep 04 - Tue Dec 11 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Dec 11 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SW03 Rm. 4725

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$765.07

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is reserved for Ecological Restoration Degree program. Students will require department approval prior to registration. Contact Giti Abouhamzeh, at 778-331-1392 or giti_abouhamzeh@bcit.ca for approval.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Relate macromolecular structure and function of cellular components to their role in living organisms.
  • Outline how membrane properties affect transmembrane movement.
  • Explain the production of ATP in glycolysis, Kreb's cycle and the electron transport chain.
  • Differentiate among the processes of C3 photosynthesis, C4 photosynthesis and CAM.
  • Differentiate between mitosis and meiosis.
  • Explain genetic inheritance as it relates to meiosis.
  • Differentiate between Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetics.
  • Outline the role of genetics in biodiversity conservation.
  • Analyze how Darwin's observations led to the concept of evolution.
  • Assess the factors involved in the evolution of populations and species.
  • Apply basic biological knowledge to ecological restoration and conservation biology.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

RENR 7001 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Ecological Restoration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Science

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