This course provides a broad introduction to natural systems, ecological concepts, and the social and cultural institutions that affect human interactions with the natural world. It presents an interdisciplinary perspective on current environmental issues while developing analytical and problem solving skills. To meet natural science lab requirements for A.A. or A.S. degrees, and for many transfer programs, BIOL-107 should be taken concurrently with BIOL-108, Environmental Science Lab. Prerequisite: E, M, R. Students will benefit from having had at least one year of natural science in high school or BIOL-090. Offered each semester.