The lecture and laboratory portions of this course focus on cell division, classical genetics, evolution and phylogeny as well as the classification and Phyla-level natural history of invertebrate and vertebrate animals. Also, the course covers the anatomy and physiology of organisms found in the Animal Kingdom. The treatment of the topics in this course necessarily assumes a degree of familiarity with the basic biological concepts covered in BIO 115
. Students who have not completed BIO 115
should expect to spend extra time reviewing these concepts throughout the course. Group 1 lab course.
Corequisites BIO 116L
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies BIO 115
, ENG 111
, MTH 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Describe the fundamentals of genetics, evolution, and primarily eumetazoan organisms.
- Summarize biological principles.
- Use the scientific method to derive conclusions.
- Define the objective of their biological experiments.
- Use standard laboratory procedures to record their results of experiments.
- Synthesize scientific principles and generalizations to solve new problems.
- Identify interactions between biology and real-life applications.
- Analyze the results of biological experiments and communicate the results.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Work collaboratively to conduct laboratory experiments.
- Discuss complex biological processes with lay people and peers.
Learning How to Learn:
- Identify real-life examples of biology and relate them to the real world.
- Synthesize complicated conceptual ideas.
- Learn new problem solving skills and strategies.
- Interpret articles from science journals and successfully present this interpretation to others.