Course Description

BIO CONCEPT/CONTROV, EEMB W22

Introduction to the principles of evolution as a foundation for understanding topics such as adaptation, physiology, and ecology. Focuses on areas of biology that encompass important political, economic, social, and philosophical issues. Examines perspectives on currently relevant and biologically-based topics such as evolution/scientific creationism, sociobiology, biotechnology, right to life issues, animal rights, AIDS and other epidemics, and overpopulation.

Key Information

Spring Quarter 2017
Instruction start date: April 3, 2017
Instruction end date: June 16, 2017
Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Santa Barbara, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit



UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
Unit Credit

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Life Sciences (non-lab)

UC Merced:
Course Equivalence: UCM BIO 005
Units toward degree (see your adviser)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Elective units

UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC; Sixth - Analytic Methodologies; ERC Nat Sci

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: L&S Area C (Science, Math and Technology)
Major Preparation: Meets degree requirement for preparation in the major of Environmental Studies Bachelor of Arts 
Major Requirement: Environmental Studies Bachelor of Arts
Not open for credit toward graduation to students who have completed Natural Science 1C, or EEMB 20, or MCDB 20, or MCDB 1A-1AL, or EEMB 2-2L, or MCDB 1B-BL, or EEMB 3-3L.

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit

Course Meeting Requirements

There are no specific meeting requirements but note: All instructional modules will be open to students from the beginning of the class. To increase flexibility, students are welcome to work ahead as much as the course structure allows. However, it is important to remember that certain weekly activities will close at specific times. Students are responsible for completing each task before it closes.

Course Fees

Additional fee for the online proctoring service, currently $14.75 per examination.

More About The Course

Not open for credit toward graduation to students who have completed Natural Science 1C, or EEMB 20, or MCDB 20, or MCDB 1A-1AL, or EEMB 2-2L, or MCDB 1B-BL, or EEMB 3-3L. *All course materials are available at: gauchospace.ucsb.edu

EEMB W 22 will provide students with a strong grasp of the scientific and social issues underlying present and future biological concerns. Online delivery promotes the use of instructional technology to enhance the learning experience for students and increases the ease in which students can enroll in, participate in, and learn from remote instructors and materials. It is our goal that EEMB W 22 is an enhanced learning experience for students rather than simply a surrogate for face-to-face instruction

Additional Course Information

Exam Info

There will be a Midterm and Final exam that will assess understanding of lecture material (video lectures only). Midterm and final examinations will be administered using an online proctoring service (Proctor U) or by attending a testing session at the Collaborate Computer Laboratory on the UCSB campus. Information on how to sign up for proctoring services or to schedule a testing session will be sent to students, will be discussed in office hours, will be posted to the website, and will be sent via email correspondence.

Proctoring Info

Midterm and final examinations will be administered using an online proctoring service (Proctor U) or by attending a testing session at the Collaborate Computer Laboratory on the UCSB campus.

Course Creator

Thomas Even
Research includes: population and community ecology, river ecology, predator-prey interactions, science education. Research includes: population and community ecology, river ecology, predator-prey interactions, science education.

Instructor of Term

Thomas Even
even@lifesci.ucsb.edu

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