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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introductory Ecology (ECO101)


Classroom: 39 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Traditional classroom-based offered at Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations. Distance learning and hybrid options available.

May 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Online/distance learning
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the three key principles of ecological sustainability and how they promote healthy and thriving ecosystems; explain how healthy ecosystems utilize solar energy and nutrient cycling to promote biodiversity; describe the effects of climate and geography on the development of various biomes throughout the globe and the effects these biomes have on the sustainability of life on earth; explain how evolutionary processes result in increased biodiversity and sustainability within ecosystems; explain how population dynamics and resource availability regulate various ecosystems; explain the water cycle and how humans have altered riparian environments; and explain and identify ways in which human activity is both positively and negatively impacting global ecosystems throughout the globe.


Major topics include general principles of environmental sustainability; Ecosystem dynamics; sustaining biodiversity within various types of ecosystems; effects of climate on biomes and biodiversity; the role of evolution in biodiversity; species interactions and population dynamics; effects of human energy use and agriculture on ecosystems; and introduction to water resources.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category OR in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Ecology (5/23).