WIS 2040 – Wildlife Issues

General Education Credit: B
High School Credit: 0.5

Course Instructor: Michael Moulton
Michael P. Moulton, Ph.D.
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About The Course

This course is designed specifically for students who wish to gain knowledge of selected issues affecting the future of biological diversity at the state, national, and international levels. The biological and ecological basis of wildlife issues and the pathways humans use to resolve these issues. Topics include major animal phyla; evolutionary history of vertebrates; state, federal and international agencies that manage wildlife worldwide; and the impact of human activities on wildlife.

Course Goals

The specific goals of the course are:

  1. Familiarize students with basic concepts, theories, and terminology of natural science, including the evolutionary basis for the five kingdom system of phylogeny and the scientific method.m
  2. Appreciate and understand major scientific developments in wildlife ecology and conservation, as well as basic concepts and scientific principles of wildlife ecology and management and their individual impacts.
  3. Understand how the scientific method works and how to use the scientific method to analyze and resolve wildlife issues.
  4. Understand and the underlying biological basis for wildlife issues involving species from all five kingdoms.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective