Biological Science II: Majors Animal
The second course in a three-quarter sequence for students intending to take advanced courses in the biological sciences or to enroll in pre-professional health programs. The course covers basic botanical and zoological concepts, emphasizing structure and function with the central theme being evolution and diversity. 4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours. Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL& 211.
Upon completion the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts of evolutionary biology
- Understand the principles of microevolution, from the principles of natural selection and genetic drift basic population genetics
- Understand patterns in macroevolution, from the process of speciation, major patterns of speciation and extinction, and how this relates to the natural history of earth.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the phylogeny and biodiversity of animals.
- Understand the domains of life and what organisms/ features place organisms in those groups
- Understand the major phylums of animals, how they evolved and are related, and characteristics that place animals in those groups
- Demonstrate an understanding the role of various animal physiological systems in maintaining organismal homeostasis, from osmoregulation, gas exchange, nutrition, sensing and moving, immunity and reproduction
- Demonstrate in writing an ability to conduct an experiment, analyze and correctly interpret
- Safely implement laboratory procedures and methods.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills