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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: BIOL 112L
Course Title: Principles of Biology II Laboratory
Number of:
Credit Hours 2
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 2
Catalog Description:

Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 112. Students majoring in Biology must earn a grade of C or higher. $40 lab fee. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIOL 110 and BIOL 110L, BIOL 112 or concurrent enrollment.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

A grade of C or better in BIOL 110 and BIOL 110L, BIOL 112 or concurrent enrollment.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Biology Laboratory Manual
By Sylvia S. Mader
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply the scientific method
  2. Demonstrate basic laboratory techniques of experimentation and measurement
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Apply the scientific method.
  • Discuss how natural selection and coevolution have played a significant role in shaping the diversity within ecosystems.
  • Describe the biological species concept.
  • Name the domains and kingdoms of life and defining characteristics.
  • Describe levels of biological organization.
  • Illustrate energy movement in an ecosystem.
  • Explain the complex web of interactions among individuals, species, communities, and their environment.
  • Compare characteristics of major biomes and aquatic ecosystems.

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 24

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Nathan Means Date: April 3, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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