SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 3:51:49 PMBIO 2A Course Outline as of Fall 2000

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BIO 2ATitle:  FUNDAMENTALS OF BIO  
Full Title:  Fundamentals of Biology
Last Reviewed:8/14/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled6.006 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BIO 1.2

Catalog Description:
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Intended for majors in the biological sciences, pre-medical or related pre-professional programs. Phylogeny of animals with emphasis on development, morphology, physiology and behavior. Principles of evolution and population genetics. Methods of science and biostatistics. Field trips taken. (Formerly Biology 1.2)

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Advanced Placement (AP) High School Biology with a score of 3-4 or Bio 10 with a grade of "C" or better and Chem 1A or equivalent.


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intended for majors in the biological sciences, pre-medical or related pre-professional programs. Phylogeny of animals, with emphasis on development, morphology, physiology and behavior. Principles of evolution and population genetics. Methods of science and biostatistics. Field trips taken.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Advanced Placement (AP) High School Biology with a score of 3-4 or Bio 10 with a grade of "C" or better and Chem 1A or equivalent.
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 1982
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B2Life ScienceFall 1981
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5BBiological SciencesFall 1981
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: BIOL 150 Zoology / Animal Diversity and Evolution SRJC Equivalent Course(s): BIO2.2

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
1.  Describe the basic structures and functions of the major biological
   molecules.
2.  Describe and list basic cell structure and function.
3.  Relate the physiological adaptation of selected species to the
   physical conditions of the natural habitats in which they evolved.
4.  Explain basic physiological processes of animals such as
   thermoregulation, metabolism, circulation, gas exchange,
   osmoregulation, chemical coordination and nervous integration, and how
   these processes illustrate homeostasis.
5.  Memorize the system of classification of organism and be able to
   classify a selected number of animals.
6.  Describe the basic anatomical systems of animals and distinguish
   between the complimentarity of these structures and their
   physiological and behavioral functions.
7.  Identify the responses of animals to internal and external stimuli
   from the levels of neurons to social behavior.
8.  Relate animal behavior to physiology and ecology.
9.  Recognize patterns of animal behavior and how these patterns relate
   to natural conditions in which they evolved.
10. Define the basic steps of the scientific method and apply
   these methods in several experimental laboratory exercises.
11. Describe and explain the basic processes and patterns of inheritance
   at the chromosomal level.
12. Describe and explain patterns and processes of population genetics.
13. Calculate gene frequencies in populations.
14. Propose hypothesis based on initial observations and make statistical
   analysis of data.
15. Calculate the confidence interval for the true mean of an entire
   population based on data from a single sample.
16. Compare the means of two samples of data gathered in laboratory
   experiments by applying statistical methods.
17. Describe the evolutionary links between major taxonomic groups
   and relate these links to evolutionary history and processes.
18. Define the basic principles of evolutionary theory and be able to
   apply them to diversity and evolution of all life forms.
19. Describe the principles and steps of respiration and energetics and
   apply them to animal metabolism and physiological adaptations.
20. Define the concept of homeostasis and relate it to physiological
   regulations.
21. Write lab reports in formal scientific paper format using proper
   English, compositions, grammar and punctuation.

Topics and Scope
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LECTURE MATERIAL:
1.  Scientific methods.
2.  Basic principles of evolution and adaptation.
3.  Levels of biological organization.
4.  Reproduction and development of animals.
5.  Basic principles of biochemistry and energetics.
6.  Animal architecture and design.
7.  Membranes and their role in osmoregulation, neural and chemical
   coordination.
8.  Animal diversity, phylogeny and strategies of adaptations.
9.  Circulation, respiration, excretion.
10. Metabolism, thermoregulation and energetics.
11. Physiological ecology of animals.
12. Classification and systematics.
13. Locomotion, protection and support.
14. Neural and endocrine control/regulation.
15. Diving, swimming and flying adaptation.
16. Animal nervous systems: function and structure.
17. Describe the major conceptional relationships between mendelian
   genetics as they are applied to populations, their genetic structure
   and evolution.
18. Mutation and recombination.
19. The use of biostatistics in analyses of data.
20. Speciation and adaptive radiation/macroevolution.
LABORATORY MATERIAL:
1.  Introduction to microscopy.
2.  Cellular structure and organization.
3.  Animal taxonomy and systematics.
4.  Diversity and phylogeny of invertebrates.
5.  Diversity and phylogeny of vertebrates.
6.  Reproduction and development.
7.  Diving and swimming adaptation.
8.  Flight.
9.  Functional morphology and locomotion.
10. Thermoregulation.
11. Osmoregulation.
12. Acclimation.
13. Behavior.

Assignments:
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1.  Laboratory exercises and reports.
2.  Specific reading and study assignments.
3.  Completion of study questions and problems.
4.  Reading assignments in the text and laboratory manual.
5.  Population genetics problem solving.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 40%
Written homework, Lab reports, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Field work, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams, STATISTICAL ANALYSES/GRAPHING OF DATA
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Class performances, Field work, LAB TECHNIQUES/MICROSCOPE/DISSECTIONS
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 40%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, LAB PRACTICALS
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
ACTIVE PARTICIPATION ON FIELD TRIPS


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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INTEGRATIVE PRINCIPLES OF ZOOLOGY; 10th Edition; by C.P. Hickman et.al.,
1997; William C. Brown, Publisher
BIOLOGY; 5th Edition; by Neil Campbell, 1997; Benjamin-Cummings,
Publisher
A HANDBOOK OF BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION; by Ambrose and Ambrose, 1987;
Hunter Textbooks, Publisher

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