Biology II Syllabus
MW 1:00-2:00, TTh 2:00-3:00
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CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION
(Biology I) or equivalent; ENGL 0305 or ENGL 0316 AND ENGL 0307 or
0326, OR higher level course (ENGL 1301), OR placement by testing, MATH 0308.
This course, a continuation of Biology I, includes a phylogenetic treatment of the 6 kingdoms, a
comparative systems approach, behavior of living organisms and the ecology of living systems.
4 semester hours
Describe characteristics of each of the major kingdoms and phyla within these kingdoms,
including basis for classification, structural and physiological adaptations, evolutionary
history, and ecological significance.
Analyze the inter-relationship between organisms from the molecular through ecosystem
levels of biological organization.
Evaluate the strength of phylogenetic relationships among organisms, and be able to
distinguish among the various kinds of supportive data (i.e., fossil, developmental, structural,
physiological and biochemical).
Illustrate the relationship between major geologic change and evolutionary trends.
Analyze the different sexual and asexual life cycles noting their adaptive advantages.
Compare and contrast life processes from the unicellular organism through the complex
systems of a multicellular organism.
This course is the second half of a two semester sequence which will satisfy natural science
requirements for majors in most fields.
It will also satisfy the freshman biology requirements for
biology majors, pre-professional fields and other allied health sciences.
Biological Science, 3
LAB MANUAL (shrunk-wrap):
Diversity of Life, Biology 1407,
Fall 2009 by Durant & Penrod
LAB REVIEW (CD):
Biology, Reviewing the Diversity of Organisms,
Scantron Answer Sheets
(must bring to class no later than the second week)
18 sheet A (1-15)
5 sheet B (1-100)
1 sheet E (1-200)
flash drive (required by at least 1 member of each team)