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BIO 182 General Biology II
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: BIO 1182
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lecture, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

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

Recommendations: "C" or better in BIO181

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. (Analysis 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. (Analysis Level) Distinguish between simple and complex animal behaviors.
11. (Comprehension Level) Describe basic ecological principles.
12. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the study of population biology and community ecology.
13. (Analysis Level) Examine and describe ecosystem dynamics, including energy flow and chemical cycling.
14. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the principles of conservation biology and restoration ecology.
15. (Analysis Level) Use the concepts of ecology, conservation biology, and restoration ecology to discuss and differentiate current ecological problems such as climate change, pollution, loss of habitat, and loss of biodiversity.
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