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Biology Course Descriptions

BIOL 110 - GENERAL BIOLOGY I (3-2-4)
Introduces basic principles of biology, including cell structure and function, and metabolism; genetics; reproduction; theories of evolution; classifications of organisms; plant form and function, animal form and function; community ecology and ecosystems dynamics. Emphasis placed on scientific inquiry.

BIOL 120 - GENERAL BIOLOGY II (3-2-4)
Introduction to the evolution, biology and classification of vertebrates, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. A comparative approach will be used to examine the respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, skeletal, nervous reproductive and digestive systems of vertebrates. Emphasis on evolution, speciation, behavior, spatial patters, migration. Communications, thermal adaptations, communication, coloration and behavior of vertebrates may be emphasized. Lecture and laboratory components are included. Prerequisite: BIOL 110 General Biology.

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