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BIO 182 General Biology II
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: BIO 1182
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lecture, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Basic evolution and biological diversity, ecology, plant form and function, and animal form and function are explored through processes of scientific inquiry. Field trips may be required at student's expense.

Prerequisites: BIO181

Corequisites: None


Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Apply the scientific hypothesis-based method and the qualitative science method correctly when studying scientific questions.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate safe and appropriate application of scientific laboratory and field techniques.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the basic mechanisms of evolution, including population evolution, orgin of species, and key events in the history of life.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze a phylogenetic tree.
5. (Comprehension Level) Describe the characteristics and the ecological roles of bacteria, archaea, protists, and fungi.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain how plants colonized land and how that led to the evolution of seed plants.
7. (Application Level) Classify plants as angiosperms or gymnosperms.
8. (Comprehension Level) Summarize plant structures, growth and development.
9. (Comprehension Level) Describe animal diversity, including the basic classification of invertebrates and vertebrates and the basic principles of animal form and function.
10. (Comprehension Level) Distinguish between simple and complex animal behaviors.
11. (Comprehension Level) Describe basic ecological principles.
12. (Comprehension Level) Compare and contrast the study of population biology and community ecology.
13. (Comprehension Level) Describe ecosystem dynamics, including energy flow and chemical cycling.
14. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the principles of conservation biology and restoration ecology.
15. (Application Level) Use the concepts of ecology, conservation biology, and restoration ecology to discuss current ecological problems such as pollution, loss of habitat, and loss of biodiversity.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Conduct safe experiments using correct scientific procedures and methods.
2. Use basic techniques to collect biological data in the field and/or laboratory.
3. Analyze experimental results and communicate the results and analysis using acceptable scientific reporting methods (papers, posters, presentations, etc.).
4. Analyze biological information/data in the literature, and then communicate the analysis and results by writing and/or presenting scientific reports.
5. Read a phylogenic tree and describe the relationships between species listed in that tree.
6. Incorporate biological concepts including evolution, species diversity, biological classification, plant biology, and ecology into the assignments discussed in standards 1-5 above.
7. Incorporate the general biological concepts of animal behavior, and basic animal form and function into the assignments discussed in standards 1-4 above.
Note: Assignments and activities may be completed independently or in groups.