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BIO 111 - Introductory Biology II
Introductory Biology II is designed for majors in biology natural science, and related fields. This course focuses on the structure, function, and diversity of organisms with an emphasis on their evolutionary and ecological relationships. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Relate taxonomic classification to biological evolution.
- Describe patterns and processes of embryological development in animals.
- Relate structure to function in animal organ systems.
- Relate reproductive patterns to classification of the major phyla of plants.
- Characterize the features of selected organisms in the Kingdom Fungi.
- Demonstrate the polyphyletic nature of the Kingdom Protista.
- Characterize the evolutionary and ecological significance of bacteria.
- Discuss the impact of viruses on organisms.
- Interpret the ecological significance of organisms within various taxa.
- Access, interpret, and evaluate peer-reviewed primary scientific literature.
- Demonstrate an ability to utilize modern biology laboratory skills.
Prerequisite: Introductory Biology I (BIO 110).
3 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory each week 4 credits