Biology concentrates on the study of life and living organisms. The structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution and taxonomy of organisms are principle areas of study. Students will also learn about significant new developments in this the most dynamic of all fields of science.
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BIOL 1020 Introduction to Biology II - 4 Credit Hours
A continuation of BIOL 1010. Covers basic ecology, survey of the Kingdoms: Eubacteria, Archea, Protists, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia, basic plant and animal anatomy, physiology, reproduction and development. For students whose academic or career plans do not require upper-level biology.
Students will attend three hours of lecture, discussion and group activities per week. Students will also be enrolled in and participate in one three hour lab per week. In the laboratory students will utilize the scientific method of inquiry, learn to use scientific instruments, develop measuring and data analysis skills, examine models and specimens. Outside of the scheduled class and laboratory sessions students are required to complete associated internet activities and readings from the text and other sources.