Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Jul 14, 2024  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 151 - Principles of Biology II

Second in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors. This course examines the basis of life at the level of the organism, evolution, taxonomy, kingdoms of life, ecology, and behavior. Students taking MATH 115A  or MATH 117A  must earn a grade of C or better before beginning this course. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , MATH 117  or higher, READ 120 . Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 108.

4 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017 or MATH 020

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret experimental results to reinforce biological principles.
  • Describe the diverse adaptations and ecological roles of organisms within each group.
  • Describe the theory of evolution, including principles of microevolution and macroevolution.
  • Differentiate among organisms representing the different lineages of life and differentiate among major groups within those lineages.
  • Explain how human activities alter existing biodiversity and impact evolutionary and ecological processes.
  • Explain how phylogenetics aids in understanding biodiversity and describe how scientists create and interpret phylogenetic diagrams.
  • Explain the basic principles of ecology, including population, community, and ecosystem ecology.


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