An examination of the interdependence of all species on Earth, the current trend in loss of biodiversity, the causes for this trend, with special attention to global economics, value systems, resource consumption patterns and the interface between all 3 of these and cultural diversity. The ecology and mechanisms of species extinction are covered in depth. Alternative paradigms are discussed. Not open to students who have earned credit for BI 2240. Falls. Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior status. (DICO)(GACO)(INCO)
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.