Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    Jun 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 252 - Principles of Biology III

Synthesizes physical, chemical, and biological principles to understand the evolution of organismal form and function over the history of life on Earth. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in BIOL 150  and BIOL 151 . PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): CHEM 131 . Assessment Level(s): MATH 170  or MATH 181  or C or better in MATH 165 . Three hours lecture, one hour discussion each week.

4 semester hours

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

  • Describe the unity and diversity of form and function across multiple lineages of life on Earth.
  • Analyze the evolution of organismal form and function according to physical and chemical constraints and the ecological structure of the environment.
  • Compare and contrast how disparate lineages evolve adaptations to common environmental challenges.
  • Explain how organisms shape the environment and influence macroevolutionary trends.
  • Interpret and use phylogenetic trees to infer the evolutionary history of lineages.
  • Apply scientific reasoning to interpret data and draw conclusions.

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