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BIO 182IN - General Biology II: (Majors) [SUN# BIO 1182]

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Principles of living things at the levels of organism, population, community, and ecosystem. Includes evolution of life, classification of organisms, survival strategies, interactions between organisms and with their environment, ecosystem structure, and human impacts upon the biosphere.

Recommendation: Completion of BIO 100IN  or BIO 156IN  is recommended for students who did not complete one year of high school Biology with a grade of B or better. BIO 182IN is recommended before BIO 181IN  for those students pursuing the Associate of Science degree with a concentration in Biology pathway. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SCI; Meets CTE M&S

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Utilize scientific methods to formulate and answer questions.
  2. Use evolutionary relationships to classify organisms.
  3. Describe the flow of energy through biological systems

Performance Objectives:
  1. Explain scientific theories of the origin of life and the evolution of organisms.
  2. Describe schemes for classifying living organisms.
  3. Explain diverse methods by which different organisms cope with their environment.
  4. Explain interactions of organisms with each other and with their environments.
  5. Describe how different ecosystems support diverse life forms.
  6. Apply the scientific process to address human impacts upon the biosphere.

  1. Evolution of Life
    1. Current hypothesis on the origin of life
    2. Defining evolution and natural selection
    3. Evidence for evolution
    4. Significance of evolution for medicine and the environment
    5. Biological species concept
    6.   Three domains
  2. Survival Strategies
  1. Physiological strategies
  2. Reproductive strategies
  1. Interactions between Organisms and with their Environment
  1. Population ecology
  2. Community ecology
  3. Animal behavior
  1. Ecosystem Structure
  1. Energy flow through ecosystems
  2. Biological diversity
  1. Human Impacts upon the Biosphere
  1. Human population growth
  2. Loss of biodiversity
  3. Science of conservation biology

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/2020