Biological Science III: Majors Plant

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Course Description: 
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 principles of evolution, diversity, and ecology. 4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours. Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL& 211.
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Upon completion the student will be able to:

  • Identify common plant and fungal groups; demonstrate an understanding of plant and fungal diversity, evolution and key characteristics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between form and function in animal and plant physiological systems based on simple biological principles.
    • Including, but not limited to, animal cardiovascular systems, endocrine systems, immune systems and reproductive systems.
    • Including, but not limited to, plant structure, growth, nutrition, regulation and reproduction
  • Describe and understand the major concepts and methods of study in ecology, including organismal ecology, population ecology, community ecology, and global ecology, with emphasis placed on conservation ecology and global climate change.
  • Demonstrate skills in biological investigation by conducting prescribed experiments and properly documenting all work in an appropriate laboratory journal.
  • Demonstrate skills in the scientific investigation process by designing an experiment, conducting an experiment, and presenting experimental results in the form of a scientific paper, scientific presentation and/or scientific poster.