Principles of Biology II|
|Course Cluster: Health Studies|
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: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Sadava, Hills, Heller, and Berenbaum, LIFE: THE SCIENCE OF BIOLOGY, 11th ed.
We will be using 11th ed. in place of the 10th.
|Examination and Assignments: |
3 exams held during the scheduled class time and a
fourth exam to be held during the final exam period.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
It is recommended that students take General Chemistry concurrently or have taken it previously, especially those intending to major in Biology. 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 BIOL192 usually take it concurrently with BIOL182; however, you must register separately for BIOL182 and BIOL192.
Students enrolled in BIOL/MB&B 182 may also take BIOL/MB&B 194, which is intended to supplement the introductory biology course at a more advanced level to provide a challenging and enriching experience for highly motivated students.
|Instructor(s): Bodznick,David Cohan,Frederick M. Times: .M.W.F. 09:50AM-10:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 270||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 108||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 20||JR non-major: 20||SO: 100||FR: 130|