SRJC Course Outlines

11/20/2019 9:39:18 PMBIO 2.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BIO 2.2Title:  FUND BIO:EVO, GENET, ZOO  
Full Title:  Fundamentals of Biology (Evolution, Genetics, and Zoology)
Last Reviewed:11/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled6.008 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 2A

Catalog Description:
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Covers scientific method, evolution, genetics, and the phylogeny of animals with emphasis on development, morphology, physiology and behavior. Field trips taken. Intended for students majoring in biological sciences, pre-medical, or related pre-professional programs. (Formerly BIO 1.2, BIO 2A)

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of BIO 2.1


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Covers scientific method, evolution, genetics, and the phylogeny of animals with emphasis on development, morphology, physiology and behavior. Field trips taken. Intended for students majoring in biological sciences, pre-medical, or related pre-professional programs. (Formerly BIO 1.2, BIO 2A)
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of BIO 2.1
Recommended:
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: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Independently apply the scientific method, biological knowledge, and critical thinking skills to
    the investigation and evaluation of natural phenomena, and summarize results in written
    scientific format.
2.  Perform laboratory techniques, including dissection and microscopy, with a high level of
    expertise without assistance or instruction.
3.  Describe underlying mechanisms of evolution leading to adaptations and patterns in animal
    diversity.
4.  Explain the mechanisms of unique animal physiological systems (nervous, muscular,
    digestive, and excretory).

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During the course, students will:
1. Explain the principles of heredity, including post-Mendelian genetics and the chromosomal
    basis of inheritance.
2. Define the basic principles of evolutionary theory and be able to apply them to diversity and
    evolution of all life forms.
3. Integrate the concepts of genetics with the processes of evolution and phylogeny.
4. Evaluate phylogenetics using cladistics as hypotheses for evolutionary relationships.
5. Describe processes of population evolution.
6. Describe the system of classification for major groups of animals and be able to classify a
    selected number of animals.
7. Describe the basic anatomical systems of animals and explain the relationship between their
    structure and their physiological and behavioral functions.
8. Explain basic physiological processes of animals such as thermoregulation, circulation, gas
    exchange, movement, nutrient processing, osmoregulation, chemical communication, and
    nervous integration.
9. Relate animal behavior to evolution and ecology.
10. Define the basic steps of the scientific method and apply these methods in experimental
    laboratory exercises, generating lab reports in scientific paper format.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
    A. Levels of biological organization
    B. Scientific method
    C. The use of biostatistics in analysis of data
II. Post-Mendelian Genetics
    A. Relationship of genotype and phenotype
    B. Effects of environment on genetic expression
III. Evolution
    A. Population evolution
    B. Evidence
    C. Mechanisms
    D. Biological and other species concepts
    E. Macroevolution
         1. speciation
         2. reproductive isolating mechanisms
         3. adaptive radiation
IV. Animal Diversity
    A. Phylogeny and adaptation
    B. Systematics and cladistics
    C. Protozoa and the origin of animals
V. Animal Anatomy and Physiology
    A. Animal architecture and design
    B. Membranes and their physiological roles
    C. Anatomy and physiology
         1. circulation, respiration, excretion, and digestion
         2. metabolism, thermoregulation, and energetics
         3. locomotion, protection, and support
         4. neural and endocrine systems
         5. reproduction and development of animals
VI. Animal Behavior
VII. Laboratory Exercises
    A. Animal taxonomy and cladistics
    B. Diversity and phylogeny of major animal phyla
    C. Reproduction and development
    D. Functional morphology and locomotion
    E. Field biology

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments
1. Exams (3-4)
2. Quizzes (0-10)
 
Lab-Related Assignments
1. Scientific writing: may include calculation, graphing, data analysis, and literature review (2-4)
2. Lab practical exams (3-4)
3. Quizzes (0-20)
4. Lab skill demonstrations such as dissections, microscopy, and/or insect collection (1-4)
 
Lecture- and Lab-Related Assignments
1. Weekly reading in text and other sources (40-80 pages/week)
2. Oral presentations relating to course topics (0-3)
3. Field journaling
4. Exercises in cladistics and/or genetic analysis (0-5)

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
10 - 30%
Scientific writing and field journaling
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Exercises in cladistics and/or genetic analysis
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
Lab skill demonstrations such as dissections, microscopy, and/or insect collection
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 80%
Lecture and lab exams and quizzes (including multiple choice, completion, objective, and essay questions)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 15%
Oral presentation and active participation in class, including field trips


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Campbell Biology. 11th ed. Urry, Lisa and Cain, Michael and Wasserman, Steven. Pearson. 2017
Animal Diversity. 7th ed. Hickman, Cleveland and Roberts, Larry and Keen, Susan. MCG. 2015
Integrative Principles of Zoology. 16th ed. Hickman, Cleveland and Keen, Susan and Larson, Allan. MCG. 2013 (classic)

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