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BIO 1217 Lab for General Biology II

This second lab is in a series of two general education science courses. Covers laboratory exercises relevant to evolution, biodiversity and ecology.

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

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Describe and discuss the interrelationships which exist within and between populations, communities and ecosystems; examine human impact on the environment and assess ecological effects.
  • Identify examples and explain why evolution is relevant to real-world problems; identify and explain mechanisms of evolution within and between populations by exploring how mutation, natural selection, migration, and genetic drift produce evolutionary change; identify and describe the major evolutionary events related to history of life on Earth; and identify and discuss evidence of evolution.
  • 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; describe and discuss the evolutionary history of biological diversity between and within the domains Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya.

Credit Hours: 0