BIOL& 212 - Majors Animal w/Lab
Part of three-quarter series (211, 212, 213). An introduction to the patterns and mechanisms of evolution, and animal (invertebrate and vertebrate) diversity, development, anatomy, and physiology. A course for life-science majors and pre-professionals.
Prerequisite ENGL& 101, MATH 087, BIOL& 211, and CHEM& 121 or CHEM& 161, all with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical and basic understanding of the nature, process and methodology of science, especially as it relates to the study of evolution, population genetics, animal phylogeny, physiology, and development.
- Describe, identify, and explain, with examples, the important concepts of biology that apply to evolutionary biology, population genetics, animal phylogeny, physiology, and development.
- Describe, compare and contrast major animal phyla with respect to structure and function of the major organ systems (using anatomical, physiological, and evolutionary perspectives).
- Integrate across levels of biological organization to explain particular evolutionary processes, animal morphology, and animal physiology.
- Communicate effectively using language and understanding of evolutionary biology, developmental biology, zoology, and animal physiology.
- Correctly and appropriately collect and analyze data, including basic statistical testing.
- Appropriately select and properly and safely use a variety of laboratory techniques and instruments, including observation and critical examination of microscopic of animal cells, tissues and organs, and the basic principles of dissection of animal tissues and organs.
- Productively work in groups to successfully complete group activities and assignments.
- Demonstrate information literacy: determine the extent of information needed, access information legally and efficiently, evaluate sources critically, and incorporate the information effectively and ethically into scientific writing.
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