BIOL2105 General Biology II

This course is the second in a two semester general biology course. Topics will include evolution, biological diversity, botany, zoology and introductory concepts of ecology. The laboratory sessions will reinforce concepts discussed in lecture emphasizing anatomy and physiology of selected members of the plant and animal kingdoms. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Credits

4

Prerequisite

BIOL2005 with a grade of "C" or better

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Explain how scientific methods are used to solve problems
Examine the six kingdom classification concept
Recognize evolution as the core theme of biology which accounts for both the unity and diversity of living things
Illustrate how organisms interact in an ecosystem
Explain the role of photosynthesis in living organisms
Relate the effects of environmental problems on ecological systems
Illustrate the life cycles of plants and animals
Demonstrate proper techniques of microscopy
Synthesize biological concepts
Synthesize biological experimental methods
Measure biological processes in a laboratory setting
Examine biological processes in a laboratory setting
Document experimental data in accordance with proper scientific technique
Interpret experimental data
Formulate hypotheses
Test hypotheses
Test experimental predictions

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus Eden Prairie Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

3

lab:

1

MnTC Goal Areas:

3