Jun 05, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL& 212 - Biological Science II: Majors Animal

5 credits

A grade of “C” or better in BIOL& 211  or instructor permission, concurrent enrollment in BIOL& 212 Lab.

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 basic botanical and zoological concepts, emphasizing structure and function with the central theme being evolution and diversity.

Theory Hours
4 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
3 guided practice hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies science or lab requirement area A distribution or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts of evolutionary biology
    • Understand the principles of microevolution, from the principles of natural selection and genetic drift basic population genetics
    • Understand patterns in macroevolution, from the process of speciation, major patterns of speciation and extinction, and how this relates to the natural history of earth
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the phylogeny and biodiversity of animals
    • Understand the domains of life and what organisms/ features place organisms in those groups
    • Understand the major phylums of animals, how they evolved and are related, and characteristics that place animals in those groups
  • Demonstrate an understanding the role of various animal physiological systems in maintaining organismal homeostasis, from osmoregulation, gas exchange, nutrition, sensing and moving, immunity and reproduction
  • Demonstrate in writing an ability to conduct an experiment, analyze and correctly interpret
    • Safely implement laboratory procedures and methods
    • Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills

(Formerly BIOL& 223). Satisfies science or lab requirement area A distribution or specified elective for the AA degree. Offered winter quarter.

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