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Principles of Biology II
BIOL 182 SP
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
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
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
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.
Purves, Orians & Heller, LIFE, THE SCIENCE OF BIOLOGY, 7th ed.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Four exams. Three on Wednesday evenings (Dates to be announced) 7:30-9:30 p.m. The fourth exam will be held during the final exam period.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students should take chemistry concurrently or have taken it previously, especially those intending to major in biology. Students planning to major in biology, neuroscience and behavior, or molecular biology and
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.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
[MB&B181 or BIOL181] OR [MB&B195 or BIOL195]
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Cohan,Frederick M. Devoto,Stephen H.
- Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: SCIE150;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: UNL)
- Curricular Renewal: Quantitative Reasoning, Reading Non-Verbal Texts
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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