Jul 30, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

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PBIO 1090 - Americans and their Forests: Ecology, Conservation and History


Provides an understanding of modern forests encompassing both recent and long-term effects arising from natural and human causes. The pattern and character of forest utilization will be interpreted in terms of varied cultural experiences in different regions and times.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the role of technology in determining patterns of forest exploitation through time.
  • Students will be able to evaluate modern trends in land use and how it impacts surviving forest fragments. This requires application of basic scientific (ecological) principles (Gen Ed goal)
  • Students will be able to describe the natural vegetation zones of the US and the environmental features that shape them. This represents a scientific explanation for a natural phenomenon (Gen Ed goal)
  • Students will be able to discuss the cultural, commercial, and political factors that shape forest management practices.
  • Students will be able to outline the role of the forest resource in shaping American economic and cultural history. This illustrates how improvement of scientific understanding has improved their quality of life (Gen Ed goal).
  • Students will be able to explain natural forest community dynamics and forest development after disturbance. This requires application of basic scientific (ecological) principles (Gen Ed goal)



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