Principles of Biology II|
|Course Cluster: Health Studies|
This course covers biological principles at tissue, organ, organismic, and population levels of organization. We will review how animals regulate their internal environment to control or adapt to changes in temperature, salt levels, nutrients, levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide, and the presence of infectious agents. We will examine the molecular, cellular, and tissue mechanisms that underlie the hormonal, neuronal, and behavioral processes that underlie these responses. We will learn how these systems develop in the embryo. At the population level, we will review evidence for evolution, including the tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. We will also discuss the nature and importance of variation among organisms, stochastic processes in evolution, and modern theories of speciation and macroevolution. Finally, the course addresses ecological aspects of population biology, including patterns and processes that inform the distribution and abundance of biodiversity, population growth, organisms' responses to environmental variation, and interactions among species. 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.
|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): Cohan,Frederick M. Devoto,Stephen H. Times: .M.W.F. 09:50AM-10:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 270||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 86||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 20||JR non-major: 20||SO: 100||FR: 130|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 3||1st Ranked: 1||2nd Ranked: 2||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|