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Biol 222: General Biology 2

This course introduces the science of organismic biology. It studies the mechanisms that organisms have evolved to adapt to varying environmental conditions. The modifications that occurred to sustain life in diverse habitats will be compared among the major groups studied. Physiological systems will be explored from a structural/functional standpoint. All organisms will be considered: bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals. Phylogenetic analyses based on molecular and morphological evidence expressed as cladograms (branching trees) will be presented to explore the current theories of classification. The mammalian systems will be studied in detail. The course emphasizes the scientific process involving both observation and experimentation, in both the lecture class and the accompanying laboratory section. Critical thinking skills are underscored throughout the course.


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