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ENS 440 - Topics: Environmental Studies - Topic: Extinction of Species

Campus: Springfield


Intensive study of a current environmental issue. Description of topic for a given semester will be stated in the course schedule.

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The process of extinction results in no more members of a species being present. It is a natural process among species. However, the recent acceleration of extinction rates due to human-driven causes is concerning. We will discuss differences between natural background and human-accelerated rates and causes of extinction, why we should care about extinction of species, and what this means for long-term persistence of Earth-s species including humans.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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