BIOL 1407 - BIOLOGY FOR SCIENCE MAJORS II

The diversity and classification of life will be studied, including animals, plants, protists, fungi, and prokaryotes. Special emphasis will be given to anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution of plants and animals. Lab required.

This laboratory-based course accompanies Biology 1307, Biology for Science Majors II. Laboratory activities will reinforce study of the diversity and classification of life, including animals, plants, protists, fungi, and prokaryotes. Special emphasis will be given to anatomy, physiology, ecology, and evolution of plants and animals.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe modern evolutionary synthesis, natural selection, population genetics, micro and macroevolution, and speciation.
  • Describe phylogenetic relationships and classification schemes.
  • Identify the major phyla of life with an emphasis on plants and animals, including the basis for classification, structural and physiological adaptations, evolutionary history, and ecological significance.
  • Describe basic animal physiology and homeostasis as maintained by organ systems.
  • Compare different sexual and asexual life cycles noting their adaptive advantages.
  • Illustrate the relationship between major geologic change, extinctions, and evolutionary trends
  • Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions, and utilize scientific tools such as microscopes and laboratory equipment to collect and analyze data.
  • Use critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions in the laboratory
  • Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of modern evolutionary synthesis, natural selection, population genetics, micro and macroevolution, and speciation.
  • Distinguish between phylogenetic relationships and classification schemes

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture hours: 48.0
Lab hours: 48.0