2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 1407 - Biology II for Science Majors

4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) This course is a continuation of introductory Biology I for majors. It includes a detailed survey of the major phylogenetic lineages. This includes a comparison of the systems of different organisms. Ecological roles and relationships, as well as behavior of organisms, will be integrated throughout. (2601015103) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; BIOL 1406  and MATH 0308  
Course Outcomes
1 - Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions, and utilize scientific tools such as microscopes and laboratory equipment to collect and analyze data.
2 - Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving to make informed decisions in the laboratory.
3 - Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations.
4 - Identify the major phyla of life with an emphasis on plants and animals, including the basis for classification, structural and physiological adaptations, evolutionary history, and ecological significance.
5 - Describe basic animal physiology and homeostasis as maintained by organ systems.
6 - Compare different sexual and asexual life cycles noting their adaptive advantages.
7 - Illustrate the relationship between major geologic change, extinctions, and evolutionary trends
8 - Describe modern evolutionary synthesis, natural selection, population genetics, micro and macro evolution, and speciation.
9 - Describe phylogenetic relationships and classification schemes.
10 - Employ teamwork for a shared purpose or goal.