Mar 03, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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PBIO 1000 - Plants and the Global Environment

Students examine the importance of plants in providing global resources for humans and the impact of human activity on the sustainability of these resources. We evaluate the value of laws and policies in protecting plant resources and mitigating climate change. Non-science majors course.

Requisites: Non-science majors
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Pillar: Natural Sciences
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 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
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMNS Natural Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to evaluate the impacts of historical and modern achievements in energy use, such as fossil fuels, biofuels and sustainable energy sources and assess the role of policy in managing these resources.
  • Students will be able to describe how humans rely on diverse categories of plant communities, the role that plants play in maintaining a healthy global ecosystem and the effects of climate change on plant communities.
  • Students will be able to describe the drivers of climate and climate change and analyze models to predict future outcomes.
  • Students will be able to explain how trade, agricultural practices and energy use are related to globalization and sustainability.
  • Students will be able to analyze the importance of conservation efforts at local, national and international levels in protecting ecosystem services provided by plants.
  • Students will be able to assess the impact of their personal choices and actions on the biosphere and make recommendations for broader strategies to address environmental problems.

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