EBIO 1220 General Biology 2
Jennifer van de Kamp, PhD
About the Course:
Provides a concentrated introduction to organisms, homeostasis, development, behavior, and ecology. Emphasizes fundamental principles, concepts, facts, and questions. Intended for science majors.
Course Prerequisite: EBIO 1210 or equivalent.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
- Describe how life evolved on Earth.
- Describe how organisms are classified.
- Recall the different categories of organisms.
- Categorize organisms.
- Explain why classifications can change.
- Compare and contrast the major characteristics of different types of organisms.
- Explain the importance of oxygen in animals.
- Compare and contrast the different methods organisms use to deliver oxygen to their tissues.
- Explain the roles of different body systems.
- Explain why fungi are not classified as plants.
- Explain the advantage that flowers and seeds provide.
- Summarize how coevolution works.
- Describe exponential growth of populations and explain why this rarely ever happens in nature.
- Identify the different types of species interactions.
- Explain the scientific consensus on climate change.
- Apply the scientific method to the problem of climate change.
Campbell, Biology in Focus, 3rd edition with Mastering Biology
Author: Urry, Cain, Wasserman, Minorsky, and Orr
Grading (out of n points):
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Letter grades will be assigned according to the total points earned in the course, weighted by the percentages listed above: