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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

WLE 200 - Ecology

Ecology is the study of how distribution and abundances of organisms over time and space relate to major physical, chemical, geological, historical, biological, evolutionary, and energetic factors. This course provides students with a sound and relevant ecological framework through which they can better understand and explain the past and present, and prepare for the future, on a complex and rapidly changing planet whose productivity and life-support capacity is increasingly eroded by the industrialized human economy. WLE 200 is required for undergraduates majoring in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology but is suitable for students in most majors.


General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Applications of Scientific Knowledge requirement when taken without WLE 201.  Together with WLE 201, this course satisfies the General Education Lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences requirement.

Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C- in BIO 100 and BIO 200 or SMS 201, or instructor’s permission.

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3