BI213: Principles of Biology
BI213: Principles of Biology is the third in a 3 part non-sequential series of introductory biology courses that fulfill the Bacc Core Requirements for Biological Sciences Perspectives Courses. This course is a 4 credit lecture/lab course covering genetics, evolution, natural selection, and ecology. There are 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab each week. BI213 is offered during Spring term and Summer Session.
This course is for life science majors and pre-professional students.
Bi213 Course Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- Identify, define, and use the technical terms, key words, and concepts characteristic of genetics, evolution and ecology (BCLO 1 & 2).
- Solve genetic, evolutionary and ecological problem sets using quantitative methods and mathematical models (BCLO 1, 2, 3).
- Explain the molecular basis for information storage, exchange and flow in living organisms (BCLO 1, 2, 3).
- Rank genetic, evolutionary and ecological patterns and processes by the appropriate temporal and spatial scales (BCLO 1 & 3).
- Interpret genetic, evolutionary and ecological data using the process of science and mathematical models (BCLO 1, 2, 3).
- Outline the patterns, processes and mechanisms related to different genetics, evolution and ecology phenomena (BCLO 1,2,3)
- Defend a viewpoint on current scientific or socio-scientific issues using genetic, evolutionary and ecological theories and models (BCLO 1, 2, 3).
- Give specific examples of how organisms and the environment interact and modify each other (BCLO 1 & 3).
- Demonstrate competencies in biological skills that are practiced by today’s biologists, including microscopy, scientific methodology, experimental design, basic laboratory techniques, data analysis, and oral and written scientific communication (BCLO 1, 2 & 3).
This course fills the Perspectives category of Biological and Physical Sciences.
- Recognize and apply concepts and theories of basic physical or biological sciences.
- Apply scientific methodology and demonstrate the ability to draw conclusions based on observation, analysis, and synthesis.
- Demonstrate connections with other subject areas
Haikus from Amphibian Migration lab