Schools & Education

Gavilan schedules fall Ecology class at Marguerite Maze Middle School

To increase offerings in Hollister, Gavilan is scheduling classes in additional community locations this fall. One of these is an evening section of Ecology, at Marguerite Maze Middle School.

Gavilan College is going beyond the downtown Briggs Building to bring credit classes to the Hollister community this fall. One of the challenges of scheduling science classes is the lab facilities, which the Briggs Building lacks. Through an agreement with the Hollister School District, Hollister residents will now be able to to take a science lab class that is transferrable to California State University or University of California. 

The 4-unit course, Ecology 1, Conservation of Natural Resources (section 11045), will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with lecture from 6 to 7:25 p.m., and lab from 7:35 to 9 p.m. Ecology 1 meets criteria for CSU B2, B3, IGETC 5B and 5C, and Gavilan College Associate Degree requirements Gav B2 and Gav B3.

This course examines the fundamentals of ecology (the study of the relationships between organisms and their environment) with special emphasis on human effects on the environment. Topics of discussion will include ecosystem dynamics, resources, pollution, population growth, and the clash between economic and political policy and the environment. Students who wish to take this class should be eligible for English 250 and 260 or beyond.

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