2014-2015 Academic Catalog 
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2014-2015 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL& 212 - Majors Animal

6.0 Credits
Second in 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: BIOL& 211, ENGL& 101 and CHEM& 121 or CHEM& 163 or equivalent each with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. 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. [REASON]
  2. Describe, identify, and explain, with examples, the important concepts of biology that apply to evolutionary biology, population genetics, animal phylogeny, physiology and development. [REASON]
  3. Describe, compare and contrast major animal phyla with respect to structure and function of the major organ systems (using anatomical, physiological and evolutionary perspectives). [REASON]
  4. Integrate across levels of biological organization to explain particular evolutionary processes, animal morphology and animal physiology. [REASON]
  5. Communicate effectively using language and understanding of evolutionary biology, developmental biology, zoology and animal physiology. [COMMUNICATE]
  6. Correctly and appropriately collect and analyze data, including basic statistical testing. [REASON]
  7. 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. [ACT]
  8. Productively work in groups to successfully complete group activities and assignments. [COMMUNICATE]
  9. 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. [REASON]

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