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BIO 152 - General Biology 2

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: BIO 151  

In this course there is an emphasis on plants and animals, particularly with regard to evolution, phylogeny and physiology. Darwinian principles of evolution and natural selection are underlying themes throughout the semester. Also included is a study of population genetics and mechanisms of speciation and conservation biology. Students are introduced to the development of organ systems throughout plant and animal groups. The laboratory program presents the domain and kingdom classification systems from the viewpoint of phylogeny and anatomy.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Explain the evidence for Darwinian evolution.
  2. Explain and apply the mathematical theory of population genetics.
  3. Explain the scientific theories for the origin of life.
  4. Identify plant structures and explain their role in plant processes.
  5. Compare and contrast organ systems throughout animal phyla.
  6. Identify the main structure and physiological functions of animal organ systems.
  7. Identify specific organisms within the Domain and Kingdom classifications.
  8. Explain basic principles of animal behavior.
  9. Define conservation biology and ecological concepts.
Listed Topics
  1. Darwin; historical background and evidence for evolution
  2. Population genetics and speciation
  3. Origin of life; scientific theories and evidence
  4. Structure of prokaryotes
  5. Plant structure and function
  6. Animal structure and function
  7. Phylogeny of bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals
  8. Terminology and general concepts of animal behavior
  9. Conservation biology and ecological concepts
Reference Materials
Textbook and student study guide and laboratory manual, lecture handouts, laboratory models and dissection specimens, and lecture and laboratory videos.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006

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