GRUBB_Bio181syllabus_F09

GRUBB_Bio181syllabus_F09 - Course Syllabus for BIO 181...

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Course Syllabus for BIO 181 Introductory Biology I Fall Semester 2009 MWF 3:00PM - 3:50PM 00232A Withers Hall Instructor Information Brenda Judge Grubb Office: 142 David Clark Labs Phone : 513-3065 Email : brenda_grubb@ncsu.edu Office Hours: Mon or by appointment Course Information URL: http://vista.ncsu.edu Credit hours: 4 Prerequisite: None Co-requirement: Bio 181 Laboratory Session Course Description and Structure This course will introduce you to ecology, evolution, and biodiversity within the context of structure and function including the adaptive strategies plants and animals use to manage the everyday challenges of life. Most importantly, you will build a foundation for understanding how science works and how to think and communicate scientifically. Your participation in this course will give you a solid background of basic biology concepts that you will use in the next part of this course, Biology 183, to explore more in-depth topics dealing with the cellular and molecular components of animal and plant systems. This course is a lecture and laboratory format, and the topics covered in lab are emphasized in lecture. The lecture structure includes discussions, question/answer sessions, demonstrations, in-class assignments and activities, exams, and quizzes. Overall goals for the entire course are listed below, but you will receive specific learning objectives for each class session. GER Designation of BIO 181 BIO 181 is listed as a Natural Sciences course that completes the laboratory requirement for the General Education Program 2009, http://www.ncsu.edu/uap/academic-standards/gep/index.html. Write In! Contact information of at least two peers:
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Bio 181 Sec 004 Dr. Grubb MWF 3-3:50 Objectives for courses in the category of Natural Sciences: Each course in the natural sciences will provide instruction and guidance that help you to: 1. use the methods and processes of science in testing hypotheses, solving problems and making decisions; and 2. articulate, make inferences from, and apply the methods and processes of science to problem solving, scientific concepts, principles, laws, and theories. Overall Goals This course aims to: Define ecology and explore ecosystems to show the dynamic nature of populations and communities and the factors which affect them. Establish the mechanisms underlying the theory of evolution. Look at biodiversity and how organisms are classified based on specific characteristics essential to survival in their specific habitats. Discuss the adaptations of plants and animals for acquiring nutrients and carrying out various other life processes. Target scientific thinking and communication skills. Course Requirements
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