Course Number & Name:  BIO 102 College Biology II

Credit Hours:  4.0            Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096, and RDG 096
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: Using a conceptual approach, this course places emphasis on human biology and evolution.  Basic principles concerning the structure and function of human body systems in both health and disease conditions are studies.  This course can be taken to satisfy the science requirement of non-science majors and can be taken independent of, before, or after BIO 101.  Materials for the course can be found at

This course is open to non-science and General Science majors only. BIO 102 will not fulfill any biology requirement for Biology/Pre-Medicine majors.

General Education Goals: BIO 102 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will use the scientific method of inquiry through the acquisition of scientific knowledge.  BIO 102 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. explain the concepts of structure and function in biology;
  2. use the scientific method of inquiry to solve a problem; and
  3. investigate a topic in biology and report the findings in written form.


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