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Principles of organismal biology; nature of scientific inquiry, plant form and function, pollination ecology, animal phylogeny illustrated by comparative anatomy and physiology; animal behavior. Credit not given for both BIOL 002 and BCOR 012.
Dates: June 19 - July 14, 2017; Must register for BIOL 002 Z1 Lecture; Lab fee: $30
Biology is the study of life. This course explores the biology of organisms, focusing on plants and animals. Additionally, we examine the processes that lead to the amazing array of creatures we see on earth and how organisms interact with each other. Questions we investigate include: What systems and processes allow organisms to sense their environments, communicate signals, and carry out responses required for survival? How do new species arise? How do scientists piece together evolutionary relationships? In what ways do an organism’s genetic makeup and environment influence its behavior? How do organisms interact with members of their own and other species? An understanding of how we unravel the mysteries of living things is essential for truly understanding what we currently know about the world around us, and the process of science will be a running theme in our class. Therefore, we start the semester by looking at how scientific analyses are performed, building knowledge that will allow you to examine, critique, and develop analyses. For many topics, we’ll apply an understanding of the scientific process to explore analyses that have led to our current understanding.
1) Campbell: Concepts & Connections, Eighth Edition by Reece, Taylor, Simon, and Dickey; 2) MasteringBiology access – please note that this is textbook and edition specific; 3) iClicker remote (NOT REEF polling) Purchasing Options: Textbook with MasteringBiology access and eText access (ISBN 0321885171) from the bookstore, or on-line at MasteringBiology.com (MasteringBiology with eText access OR MasteringBiology access alone).
Exams (4) Weekly Homework Assignments In-class participation Laboratory
Marsh Life Sci 114 (View Campus Map)
to on Monday and Wednesday