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Loyola University Maryland    
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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BL 104 - Twisted Planet: Global Issues in Biology

(3.00 cr.)

An examination of biological issues of significance in our global society, which is increasingly marked by an understanding of environmental consequences; worldwide markets and technology; competition for resources; civil/ethnic wars; changing traditional boundaries to disease; and the increasing disparity between developed and developing countries and regions. Major topics include biological considerations of race, population dynamics, the consequences of war, forest and biodiversity loss, global climate change, global water distribution, and the threats of emerging diseases. Fulfills the natural science core requirement for nonscience majors. A field trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore is required. GT/IES

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