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An ecossystem approach toward the Great Lakes is explored, including biological, chemical, physical and ecological aspects. Environmental effects of pollution, fishing, invasive species, habitat destruction and water diversion on biological communities, water chemistry, and lake sustainability will be explored, along with the historical reasons for these problems and current environmental regulations intended to help restore the ecosystem's health. In addition to lectures, sampling trips aboard a research vessel, follow-up laboratories; a museum exhibit tour and virtual multimedia exercises are included.

Credits: 4


  • BIOL 112 (with a min grade of C-)
  • AND  CHEM 100 (with a min grade of C-)
  •   OR  BIOL 201 (with a min grade of C-)
  •   OR  BIOL 202 (with a min grade of C-)
  •   OR  CHEM 101 (with a min grade of C-)
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    Course Notes:

    or any college science course. Instr. consent