2010SP_BIOL_1407_8002_8003_AZPIROZ

2010SP_BIOL_1407_8002_8003_AZPIROZ - RICHLAND COLLEGE...

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RICHLAND COLLEGE SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS SPRING 2010 BIOLOGY FOR SCIENCE MAJORS II / BIOL 1407 / SECTIONS 8002, 8003 / 4 Credit Hours LECTURE: WH 163; M, W 12:45-2:05 p.m. LAB: SH 153, 9:45 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.; 8002 on M; 8003 on W COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introductory survey of current biological concepts for students majoring in the sciences. Emphasis will be placed on topics which include evolution, biological diversity, ecology, and comparative structure and function of organisms. Prerequisite: Biology 1406 Biology for Science Majors I. LEARNING OUTCOMES Core curriculum educational objectives: The objective of the study of a natural sciences component of a core curriculum is to enable the student to  understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to enable the student to understand  the bases for building and testing theories. Intellectual Competencies: READING: the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials - books, documents, and articles -  above 12th grade level. WRITING: the ability to produce clear, correct and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion and audience -  above 12th grade level. SPEAKING: ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose,  occasion, and audience above 12th grade level. LISTENING: analyze and interpret various forms of spoken communication, possess sufficient literacy skills of  writing, reading - above 12th grade level. CRITICAL THINKING: think and analyze at a critical level. COMPUTER LITERACY: understand our technological society, use computer-based technology in  communication, solving problems, and acquiring information. Exemplary Educational Objectives: To demonstrate knowledge of the interdependence of science and technology and their influence on, and  contribution to, modern culture. – To demonstrate knowledge of the major issues and problems facing modern  science, including issues that touch upon ethics, values, and public policies. – To identify and recognize the 
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