Principles of Biology II|
This course concerns biological principles as they apply primarily at tissue, organismic, and population levels of organization. Course topics include developmental biology, animal physiology and homeostatic control systems, endocrinology, neurophysiology and the neuronal basis of behavior. Evidence for evolution is reviewed, as are the tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. The nature and importance of variation among organisms and of stochastic processes in evolution are discussed, as are modern theories of speciation and macroevolution. Finally, the course addresses interactions between organisms and their environments as well as the interactions among organisms in natural communities. Each of the topics of the course is explored from a comparative viewpoint to recognize common principles as well as variations among organisms that indicate evolutionary adaptation to different environments and niches.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [MB&B181 or BIOL181]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(E&ES)(MB&B)(NS&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - July/August Session|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Sadava/Hillis/Heller/Berenbaum, LIFE: THE SCIENCE OF BIOLOGY, ninth edition
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four exams every Tuesday afternoon 1-3pm. There will be daily graded homework assignments which will be due at the beginning of class the following day. They will consist of approximately ten questions reviewing the material discussed in class that day.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students planning to major in Biology, Neuroscience & Behavior, or Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and students who are planning to apply to medical school, are strongly advised to take the course for a letter grade. Students taking BIOL 192 usually take it concurrently with BIOL 182; you must register separately for BIOL 182 and BIOL 192.
|Instructor(s): McDonald,Kathryn Stellitano Miller,Kathleen E Times: .MTWRF. 09:00AM-10:40AM; Location: SHAN201; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 12||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 1||SO: 6||FR: 12|