BIO 116L - General Biology II Lab

Course Description

See BIO 116 for course description.

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BIO 116L

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Quantitative Reasoning

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Illustrate examples of the diversity of life that have changed over time through mutations and selection (evolution).
  • Recognize that the basic units of biological structures define the functions of all living things (structure and function).
  • Recognize the influence of genetics on the control of the growth and development of organisms (information flow, exchange and storage).
  • Associate the ways in which chemical transformation pathways and the laws of thermodynamics govern energy acquisition (pathways and transformations of energy and matter).
  • Predict the ways in which living things are interconnected and interact with one another (systems).
  • Conduct laboratory and field experiments (process of science).
  • Communicate results of research projects to a broader audience (process of science).
  • Interpret data from primary and secondary sources (quantitative reasoning).
  • Apply models and simulations to complex systems (modeling and simulation).
  • Link the impact of various disciplines and subdisciplines to and within the field of biology (interdisciplinary nature of science).
Human Dimension:
  • Take responsibility for applying ethical principles in relation to the nonhuman world.
  • See oneself as a positive contributing member of a team (be a good team member).
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Get excited about a particular field or aspect of biology.
  • Recognize the value the study of biology has to society (understand relationships between science and society).
Learning How to Learn:
  • Self monitor their own engagement in relation to performance on assessments.
  • Take responsibility for their own learning.