Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 151 - Principles of Biology II


This course, the second in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors, examines the basis of life at the level of the organism, evolution, taxonomy, kingdoms of life, ecology, and behavior. PREREQUISITE(S): MATH 093 /MATH 096  or college-level math assessment. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week. Formerly BI 108.

4 semester hours

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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