Courses: Biological Exploration IV (BIOLB11300C)

Spring 2013

Class Number: 1055
BIOL 110-113 are introductory-level courses, designed to encourage students to explore the field of biology at multiple levels of organization: molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecological. Each course will explore these areas of biology through a unifying theme. This year, Biology 113 will examine the proximate and ultimate explanations of ecological case studies that every biologist should know. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours a week. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Div: IIL;
The biology laboratory course is designed as an opportunity to engage
in and learn the process of constructing empirical explanations within
biological systems. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing and
interpreting observations and data. Some of the observations will be
collected in the lab by students and some observations will have been
made by other researchers. In either case, a variety of activities,
case studies and experiments will focus on the process of: developing
questions, designing methods to answer those questions, collecting and
analyzing observations, and developing evidence based explanations.
Progress made towards these goals will be assessed by a Mastery
Content Exam, Weekly Assignments and Self Evaluation. Enrollment
Limit: 26; Freshmen Spaces: 13; Enrollment Criteria: Freshman;
Sophomore; Junior; Senior; Major/Minor/Concentration; Lottery;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1055 Div: IIL;

Department

Biology (Web site)

Meeting Times

W 1:00pm-4:00pm