Explores the influences of geology (abiotic factors), environment (including climate), and place on the evolution and diversity of life. Students investigate multiple issues posed by the science and technology of the diversity of life on this planet. Particular issues include changing views of systematic relationships of living things, how many species occur on earth, and how to establish effective public policy guidelines for protection of life's diversity. Same as BIOL-304. 4 SH. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. CC: Team Intensive, Writing Intensive.