BIOL 2301 Endangered Species

Endangered Species will use examples from the field of conservation biology to demonstrate the role of science and the limits of science in addressing the complex issues involved in the efforts to preserve threatened and endangered species. Because the practical application of this multidisciplinary field relies on both scientific evidence and social and political will, it is an excellent focal point to begin discussing the roles of science and scientific methods in public and private decision-making and the limits of science in understanding the world. This course will fulfill the Scientific Inquiry requirement of the core curriculum.