Four credit hours
Introductory Biology II (BS131) is designed to develop in students an
understanding of biology as a science through examination of the scientific
method in studying the evolution, diversity, anatomy and physiology
of microorganisms, plants, and animals. This course is also designed
to give students opportunities to apply, analyze, synthesize and evaluate
the basic knowledge presented in this course and to develop basic computer
skills through use of the internet and various computer programs.
1. Case studies are designed to provide an opportunity for you to
explore lecture material at higher cognitive
levels. These will be
used in the development of quiz and exam
2. Sample exam questions.
Lecture: Four examinations will be given,
100 ponts each, based on reading assignments, case studies, and lectures,
for a total of 400 points. Multiple choice, short answer, essay and
other types of questions may be utilized. All exams are of equal weight.
There will be one case study project and three quizzes based upon reading
assignments, and lecture material for a total of 100 points.
Laboratory: The lab grade
will be based upon a variety of evaluations including, but not limited
to quizzes, lab reports and practical examinations.
Lecture grade = 75% of final grade.
Laboratory grade = 25% of final grade
< 60 F
The attendance policies as outlined in the Student Handbook
will be followed.
Solomon, E. P., Berg, L. R., and Martin, D. W. 2011. Biology,
9th ed. Brooks/Cole:Thomson Learning, Inc.: United States.
Lab text requirements will be discussed during the first