Antioch College is located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. This private institution was founded in 1852.

Courses

There are two areas of concentration in the Sciences: Environmental Science or Health Science. The following information was taken from the on-line course catalog.

Plant Biology (BIO 210)
This course investigates the wide variety of plant forms and the molecular mechanisms that generate them. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding plant development that includes an evolutionary perspective. Ecological principles will be used to examine plant population and community processes. Special attention will be given to plant/animal interactions such as pollination, dispersal, and herbivory. The lab component will use local habitats to gain hands-on experience in field observations and data collection and analysis.

Ethnobotany (BIO 220)
The science of plant biology and the many uses of plants by humans are an important aspect of our lives in the 21st century. This course will examine certain biological concepts as they relate to contemporary, historical, technological, and social issues of our global ecosystem. Such concepts include the impact of dwindling forest resources, the increased pressure that human population expansion is putting on natural habitats and ecosystems, and how plants provide people with the basic essentials of life: food, shelter, heat, oxygen.

Field Botany (BIO 225)
This course is designed to develop skills and knowledge necessary to identify and understand the ecological structure of the woody plants of the eastern deciduous forest community. We will learn the terminology, form, habitat, and plant structure of the woody plants throughout the course, as well as the ecological significance of the original plant communities typical of this bioregion. Field trips will enhance the material learned in the classroom.

Ecology (ENVS 220)
This course will cover the basic principles of ecology, with a natural history and evolutionary perspective. The activities of organisms and their relationships to one another are the foundation upon which populations, communities, and ecosystems are built. We will examine factors that influence exchanges between organisms and their physical environment; how organisms transform energy and process materials as they metabolize, grow, and reproduce; the characteristics of populations and how they interact within communities; the dynamics of ecosystems.