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BIOL1123 – General Biology II pdf

Credits: 4 (3/1/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 3 and 10. This course is an introduction to living organisms, emphasizing evolution, biological diversity and ecology. Topics will include mechanisms of evolution, classification and diversity of life, structure and function of organisms, and interaction of organisms at all levels of an ecosystem. This course includes a laboratory component incorporating field activities, microscopic work, dissection and plant systems. Along with BIOL1122, this course is part of a two-semester sequence of general biology that can be taken in either order.
Prerequisites: Assessment into ENGL 1101 or college level writing equivalent.
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Evaluate evidence and mechanisms of evolution.
  2. Investigate the diversity of organisms from an evolutionary perspective.
  3. Characterize and classify viruses, bacteria, protists, and fungi.
  4. Characterize and classify plants and animals.
  5. Describe and compare structural and physiological traits of different groups of animals.
  6. Develop an understanding of various organ systems in the vertebrate body.
  7. Identify plant structures and functions.
  8. Explain plant growth and reproduction.
  9. Examine the environmental diversity and ecology of the biosphere.
  10. Investigate the interactions and dynamics of organisms at all levels of an ecosystem.
  11. Explore the impact of human activities on biological systems and related socio-economic and political issues.
  12. Apply the scientific method to problems in organismal biology or ecology.
  13. Collect and analyze field or experimental data.
  14. Communicate experimental results or analysis orally or in writing.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (3) Natural Sciences
  • (10) People and the Environment

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