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BIO 104 GENERAL BIOLOGY II

BIO 104 – General Biology II

Course Outline

Course Number & Name: BIO 104 General Biology II

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

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in BIO 103 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: A continuation of BIO 103,  this course covers evolution, organization of cells into              tissues and organs, organ systems, comparative physiological studies among plants and among animals, structure and function relationships.

General Education Goals: BIO 104 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.

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories that are the basis of the fields of genetics, biotechnology, evolution, ecology, plant and animal form and function;
  2. utilize various qualitative and quantitative problem solving and critical thinking techniques to perform experimental procedures and analyze experimental data related to the fields listed above; and
  3. utilize microscopes, UV/Vis spectrophotometer, basic laboratory glassware and other laboratory equipment effectively as tools in carrying out experiments related to areas described above.