Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-506-147 058871 Environmental Biology
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-506-147 ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY ...environmental problems are examined from scientific, ethical, economic and sociological perspectives. Emphasis is placed on protection of the human environment with discussion of environmental issues and environmentally related public health concerns. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Environmental Engineering program or preprogram)
Total Credits4
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Outline the scientific method
  2. Demonstrate how to use lab equipment
  3. Collect data related to environmental issues
  4. Analyze Lab Data
  5. Identify microscopic organisms
  6. Identify cell structures and function
  7. Differentiate the basic biological processes
  8. Differentiate between aerobic and anaerobic respiration in cells
  9. Classify the major groups of organisms
  10. Identify plants and plant parts
  11. Classify the major ecosystem types
  12. Differentiate the interactions within biological communities
  13. Compute population dynamics
  14. Calculate energy flow in ecosystems
  15. Calculate material flow in ecosystems
  16. Describe how biological, chemical and geological processes are interconnected
  17. Explain biochemical oxygen demand (BOD)
  18. Explain dissolved oxygen (DO)
  19. Examine environmental biotechnology