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BioCore: Exploring Biology

BCOR 012 Z1 (CRN: 61799)

4 Credit Hours

About BCOR 012 Z1

An evolutionary perspective to exploring biology. Topics include: patterns of inheritance, Darwinian evolution, evolution of biodiversity, ecology of organisms, human effects on biological systems. Credit not given for both BCOR 012 and BIOL 002. Pre/co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHEM 031 or CHEM 032.


Dates: June 19 - July 14, 2017; Recommended: Concurrent enrollment or credit in CHEM 032 or equivalent; Must register for lab

Section Description

BCOR 12 is the second semester introductory biology course for life science majors, focusing on ecology, evolution, and diversity. It will cover topics in the mechanisms of Mendelian genetics, Darwinian evolution, the history and diversity of life and ecological relationships among organisms and conservation biology

Section Expectation

We will use the same textbook as in BCOR 11 (currently Hillis et al. (2014) Principles of Life, 2nd Edition). There is a required 3 hr 45 min lab associated with this course. There will be additional laboratory assignments as specified by your lab instructor. We anticipate that the homework and in-class work will be similar to what we did this semester. Many of those assignments use the Launchpad online learning program that is available through the textbook publisher's website. We also had daily in-class questions using TopHat


We expect there will be three exams and a final, plus homework assignments, in-class questions, and lab exercises. The laboratory component counts for about a quarter of the total points and you must pass both lecture and lab to pass the course.




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