BIOL 1510H Biology II/Lab Honors

(B) Bachelors
(OS) Halmos Coll of Nat Sci & Ocn
(OBIS) OS - Biological Sciences
4 credits

This course and related labs, the second part of a two-part sequence, introduces the basic principles of biological science at the level of the organism and above. It focuses on a survey of the five kingdoms and compares the structure and function of organ systems in plants and animals. It includes the study of evolution, phylogenetic relationships, species diversity and ecological interactions. Prerequisites: BIOL 1500 and MATH 1040 or higher and COMP 1000 or higher. Honors students only. Frequency: Every Winter. (Description Last Updated: Summer I 2016 (201650))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain how scientists have contributed to our understanding of biology through history.
  2. Explain the mechanisms of evolution and natural selection.
  3. Describe how speciation can lead to biological diversity.
  4. Describe phylogenetic relationships between organisms.
  5. Describe the various structures and functions of organisms.
  6. Explain how ecological interactions connect the diversity of organisms.
  7. Describe the variety of ecosystems and habitats of the ecosphere.
  8. Illustrate the basic structure of representative organisms, from bacteria through chordates.
  9. Produce laboratory reports that demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method, basic statistical analyses, and the ability to read and interpret data.
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