BIOL 162 General Biology II • 6 Cr.
Surveys systems and processes, and diversity of living organisms and their environment. Format includes laboratory work.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Describe and compare the major characteristics of the eukaryotic tax
- Use classification methods to distinguish different plant and animal taxa
- Compare major organ systems, structure and function in the Animalia.
- Compare major organ systems, structure and function in the Plantae.
- Describe the characteristics of the major aquatic and terrestrial communities and biomes of the world.
- Evaluate the role of biotic and abiotic factors in energy flow and water and major mineral cycles.
- Explain principles of population dynamics and community behavior.
- Explain issues related to human impacts on natural systems and earth's sustainability.
- Use biology laboratory equipment, including microscopes and dissection tools, and techniques correctly to observe specimens and perform experiments.
- Develop the general skills (e.g., observation, problem solving, hypothesis generation and testing) used in science.
- Spring 2015 (current quarter)