Biogeography - Plants, Animals and the Human Environment

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biogeography - Plants, Animals and the Human Environment

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GE101 or GE102 or BI1%

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course focuses on the nature and distribution of the world's plant and animal resources, with emphasis on the Pacific Islands. Particular attention will be paid to the importance of plants and animals within the context of their characteristic ecosystems or biomes and the importance of physical, biotic and human factors in shaping ecosystems. Emphasis will also be placed on the ecological and cultural importance of plants and animals to sustainable human habitation of the earth. In this context, the ethno-botanical, ethno-zoological and, in particular, the economic importance of plants and animals to Pacific peoples will be examined. Two field trips are part of this course.

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