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BIO 1211 General Biology II

This course is designed as the second in a series of two general education science courses. Covers evolution, biodiversity and ecology. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Biology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: BIO 1111 


  • Interpret and discuss evolutionary relationships depicted in phylogenies; explain the relationship of phylogeny to taxonomy; and examine the role of evolution as the major unifying theme of biology.
  • Identify and explain mechanisms of evolution within populations; explain origin of species and modes of speciation; describe the major evolutionary events related to history of life on Earth; and discuss evidence of evolution.
  • Describe and discuss the evolutionary history of biological diversity between and within the domains Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya.
  • Describe and discuss the interrelationships which exist within and between populations, communities and ecosystems; examine human impact on the environment and assess ecological effects.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2