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BIO 111 - General Biology I

Principles of evolution and ecology as unifying themes in biology.  Evolutionary processes and ecological adaptations illustrated by plant and animal diversity.  Cellular life processes.  Current environmental problems.  The laboratory includes physically demanding field trips.  Accommodations can be made for students with disabilities.

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of evolution and natural selection to explain the unity and diversity of life and modern implications.
  2. Field identify 40 trees common to the northeastern forest community.
  3. Using examples - list, discuss, and compare the various ecological levels of life on our planet and how human activities are placing these in danger.
  4. Identify the general patterns of succession in our local area and their connection to ecology and historical land usage.
  5. Differentiate between "junk" science and good science by applying critical thinking and the principles of sound scientific design.

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