Spring 2021 Anticipated Course Schedule*
BIOL A473 Conservation Biology 3 Credits
Examines the human drivers of global environmental change (human population growth and consumption of resources) and the consequences of environmental degradation. Discusses the use of standard protocols and modern instruments to assess environmental change.
Special Note: Service-learning course. Includes fieldwork outside of class time.
BIOL A483 Exploration Ecology 2 Credits
Explores principles and techniques used for study and collection of baseline ecological data in remote landscapes. Discusses survey and analytical resources and ecological project design.
BIOL A484 Experiential Learning: Exploration Ecology Field Study 4 Credits
Explores principles and techniques used for study and collection of baseline ecological data in remote landscapes. Applies field survey and analytical resources to ecological project design and implementation.
BIOL A490-Global Climate Change, 3cr
Examines the Earth's climate and how it is changing, as well as how it is predicted to change in coming decades with increasing fossil fuel emissions. Potential environmental and economic consequences of global warming for each continent will be reviewed, as well proposed remedial actions, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change effects in Alaska will be emphasized.
BIOL A495A Internship in the Biological Sciences, 3 Credits
Professional work experience in appropriate areas of the biological sciences. Open to qualified students receiving faculty recommendation, and as placements are available.
BIOL A492 Undergraduate Seminar 1 Credit
The exploration of current and emerging ideas and findings across the biological sciences, with an emphasis on critique of the primary literature. The course will use readings from the primary literature to illustrate scientific methods, experimental design, and applied statistics in biology. The course will also build and refine student's scientific writing skills, and sharpen analytical thinking and scientific creativity.
*Kenai Peninsula College reserves the right to cancel, to combine, to change the name of the instructor, time, date, or place of a class, and to make other revisions in class offerings which may become necessary, and to do so without incurring obligation.