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EVSP507 - Conservation Biology

Course Details

Course Code: EVSP507 Course ID: 4159 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the development of major areas in conservation-oriented research that include patterns of biodiversity, extinction, conservation genetics, conservation of populations, communities and landscapes, and ecological sustainability.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO-1 Examine the processes of extinction, species conservation, and biodiversity.

LO-2 Analyze the regulations, policies, and treaties that support biological conservation.

LO-3 Assess the role of conservation genetics theory in the preservation of biodiversity.

LO-4 Evaluate quantitative methods used in population viability analyses.

LO-5 Evaluate potential management strategies that incorporate the human dimensions in conserving species.

LO-6 Develop defendable strategies for conservation of a species or a system of concern.

NameGrade %
Forum Participation 24.00 %
Forum 1 3.00 %
Forum 2 3.00 %
Forum 3 3.00 %
Forum 4 3.00 %
Forum 5 3.00 %
Forum 6 3.00 %
Forum 7 3.00 %
Forum 8 3.00 %
Assignments 36.00 %
Assignment 1 (Wk 2) 9.00 %
Assignment 2 (Wk 3) 9.00 %
Assignment 3 (Wk 5) 9.00 %
Assignment 4 (Wk 6) 9.00 %
Midterm Assignment 20.00 %
Midterm (Wk 4) 20.00 %
Final Project 20.00 %
Final Project 20.00 %

Other readings as identified in the Lessons

Additional Resources: Please go to the program guides in the APUS Library for additional resources:

Environmental Policy and Management: http://apus.campusguides.com/environmental_policy_management?hs=a

Software Requirements

  • Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint) - American Public University System provides Microsoft Office 365 to AMU/APU students and faculty at no cost
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2 (ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780470658758
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Macdonald, D. and Willis, K.
Unit Cost:$80.56

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.