Biol102SylSpring08Lect - BIOL 102: General Biology -...

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BIOL 102: General Biology - Lecture Spring Washington State University, Vancouver Biology 102 Lecture (69906) M,W 1:25-2:40 VADM 110 Instructor Jaimie Powell, Ph.D. Office: VELS 117 Office Hours: TBA Email: through Blackboard Course Description Welcome to BIOL 102: General Biology for non-majors. This course is an introductory course for non-majors that provides a foundation in molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem biology in an evolutionary context and ecological framework. In this course, you will learn about the nature of living things, methods, and function of diverse organisms. In lecture, you will be introduced to a few of the many fascinating biological principles and applications, and will get to put these theories into hands-on practice in the lab and group project portion of the course. Students will gain an understanding of the scientific method, including experimentation and data interpretations involving biological, mathematical, and/or physical systems. Laboratory experience satisfying the laboratory credit requirement focuses on the interplay among hypothesis, observation, experiment theory, and understanding. Course Information 4 credits. Not open to students who have taken a college-level course in general biology or botany. Credit not granted for Biol 102 and 101, 107 or 105. This is a General Education course that fulfills 3 credits of biological science [B] and one credit of biological laboratory science [L] for General Education Requirements. As such, it follows the WSU Vancouver Campus Theme, Global Change in a Local Context . As we study fundamental biological concepts, we will be exploring the relationship of science to social, environmental, political, and cultural change. There will be a substantial amount of written work in this course. Written lecture and laboratory assignments fulfill the writing requirements for general education courses. Some of these assignments and the course project will be posted in your electronic portfolio (e-portfolio). See http://wsu.van.rsmart.com/portal for more information Required Materials Textbook: Biology: Today and Tomorrow Starr, Evers, and Starr, 2nd edition, 2007 Thomson/Brooks Cole Publishing Learning Goals : Biol 102 is designed to address some of WSU's Learning Goals: Critical Thinking; Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning; Information Literacy; Communication; Self in Society; and Specialty. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: -Construct and use knowledge claims of evidence and context to reason ethically and reach conclusions as well as to innovate in imaginative ways. These steps are equally applicable to different kinds of problems such as scientific theory development and testing, ethical problem solving, and innovation (Critical Thinking). -Use a disciplined and systematic approach to accessing, evaluating and using information (Information
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2009 for the course BIOLOGY bio131 taught by Professor Dr.matern during the Winter '07 term at Diablo Valley College.

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