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Honors Principles of Biology II
BIOL 196
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MB&B 196

This course provides an optional supplement to the lectures of the introductory course in physiology, development, evolution, and ecology (BIOL182). It is designed for students with a substantial background in biology who seek to engage with current research in an intensive seminar setting. Students of BIOL196 will attend the MWF lectures of BIOL182 and will take exams along with the BIOL182 students, but in addition, students will read and discuss recent journal articles that probe in greater depth some of the subjects covered in BIOL182. Weekly meetings will consist of a short lecture by the professor followed by group discussion of the readings. Students who enroll in BIOL196 should not be enrolled in BIOL182.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning
In biological systems, there are typically no "perfect" designs, and organisms have evolved sometimes similar and sometimes unique solutions to common problems. Quantitative reasoning is an essential method for evaluating different physiological strategies. Also, mathematical models are essential for understanding evolutionary and ecological dynamics.
Credit: 1.25 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [MB&B181 or BIOL181] OR [MB&B195 or BIOL195]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MB&B)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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