Aug 25, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 1409 - Biology II for Non-Science Majors


4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) A continuation of introductory biology designed for non-science majors. This conceptual approach to biology includes the diversity of life: prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. Topics will include structures and their functions, evolution, environmental and human interactions. (2601015103) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; BIOL 1406  or BIOL 1408  
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 - Define modern evolutionary synthesis, natural selection, population genetics, micro and macro evolution, and speciation.
5 - Describe phylogenetic relationships and classification schemes.
6 - 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.
7 - Describe basic animal physiology and homeostasis as maintained by organ systems.
8 - Compare different sexual and asexual life cycles noting their adaptive advantages.
9 - Illustrate the relationship between major geologic change, extinctions, and evolutionary trends.
10 - Employ teamwork for a shared purpose or goal.