152--Introductory Biology II

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Houlihan Section:

The course will cover the following broad subject areas: 1) Physiology - We will explore how the nervous system functions to collect, analyze, and respond to information from inside and outside the body. 2) Evolution - We will discuss the meaning, mechanisms, and importance of the central organizing concept in biology. 3) Ecology - We will talk about how organisms interact with their abiotic and biotic environment. 4) Applied Ecology & Evolution - We will develop a sense of how evolution and ecology are important to other sub-disciplines in biology, other fields of science, medicine, and engineering.

We will not cover any of these areas exhaustively. You will have those opportunities in mid and upper-level classes on these subjects. Instead, I will pick subjects areas and model systems from each of these subjects that illustrate the major concepts in each of these sub-disciplines. The two common themes that will link these subject areas are the idea of evolution and global change biology. Although we will not be discussing evolution in depth until several weeks into the semester, we will start thinking about physiological systems within an evolutionary framework. In addition, we will focus on how research is conducted and evaluated.

Healey Section

Lecture. Second semester of a full semester course for science majors. Lecture: Topics in organismal and evolutionary biology: evolution, survey organisms representing the diversity of life; plant and animal structure and physiology, ecology. Lab: plant anatomy and development; animal diversity; rat dissection, ecology and evolution. Three hour exams, final; lab quizzes and reports; lab practical. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BIOL 100 or 151 (strictly enforced).

Normark's Section

Lecture. Second semester of a full semester course for science majors. Lecture: Topics in organismal and evolutionary biology: evolution, survey organisms representing the diversity of life; plant and animal structure and physiology, ecology. Lab: plant anatomy and development; animal diversity; rat dissection, ecology and evolution. Three hour exams, final; lab quizzes and reports; lab practical. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in BIOL 100 or 151 (strictly enforced).

Fulfills biology core requirement area(s):

None

Fulfills plant requirement for biology majors?

No

Fulfills lab requirement for biology majors?

No

Fulfills general education requirement for non-biology majors?

No