BIOL 1409 Fall 2019 Syllabus Template (1).docx - BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-science Majors 2 Syllabus Cedar Valley College Instructor Information Name

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BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-science Majors 2 Syllabus Cedar Valley College Instructor Information Name: Brian D. Earle PhD DCCCD Email: [email protected] Office Phone: (682) 237 – 9635 (most effective way to contact me is through email) Office Location: M217L Office Hours: TBA Division Office and Phone: M217 (972) 860 - 5211 Course Information Course Title: Biology for Non Science Majors 2 Course Number: BIOL 1409 Section Number: All Sections Semester/Year: Fall 2019 Credit Hours: 4 Class Meeting Time/Location: Internet course Certification Date: Contact the Registrar’s office at (972) 860 - 8206 Last Day to Withdraw: Contact the Registrar’s office at (972) 860 – 8206 Course Prerequisites One of the following must be met: 1. DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; 2. English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement. 1
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Course Description Biology for Non-Science Majors II Biology for Non-Science Majors II will provide a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including evolution, ecology, plant and animal diversity, and physiology. Student Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1. Describe modern evolutionary synthesis, natural selection, population genetics, micro and macroevolution, and speciation. 2. Describe phylogenetic relationships and classification schemes. 3. 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. 4. Describe basic animal physiology and homeostasis as maintained by organ systems. 5. Compare different sexual and asexual life cycles noting their adaptive advantages. 6. Illustrate the relationship between major geologic change, extinctions, and evolutionary trends. 7. Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions and utilize scientific tools such as microscopes and laboratory equipment to collect and analyze data. 8. Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving to make informed decisions in the laboratory. 9. Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations. This course consists of 10 Lessons: Orientation: Introduction to the Study of Life Lesson 1: The Evidence for Evolution (Chapter 11) Lesson 2: Natural Selection (Chapter 12) Lesson 3: Speciation and Macroevolution (Chapter 13) Lesson 4: Biodiversity and Classification (Chapter 14) Lesson 5: Population Ecology (Chapter 15) Lesson 6: Community and Ecosystem Ecology (Chapter 16) Lesson 7: Climate and Biomes (Chapter 17) 2
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Lesson 8: Immune System, Bacteria, Viruses and Pathogens (Chapter 21) Lesson 9: Endocrine, Skeletal and Muscular Systems (Chapter 22) Lesson 10: Human Reproduction (Chapter 23) Texas Core Objectives The College defines essential knowledge and skills that students need to develop during their college experience. These general education competencies parallel the Texas Core Objectives for Student Learning. In this course, the activities you engage in
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