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|Discipline and Nbr:
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIO||
Fundamentals of Biology
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||5.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||5.00||Lab Scheduled||6.00||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||105.00
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||9.00|| ||Contact Total||157.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50||
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)
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.
Course Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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.
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:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Spring 1982||Inactive:||
| Area:||C||Natural Sciences
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||B2||Life Science||Fall 1981||
| ||B3||Laboratory Activity|| ||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||5B||Biological Sciences||Fall 1981||
| ||5C||Fulfills Lab Requirement|| ||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 1982||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Spring 1982||Inactive:||
| CID Descriptor: BIOL 150|| Zoology / Animal Diversity and Evolution|| SRJC Equivalent Course(s): BIO2.2
The students will:
1. Describe the basic structures and functions of the major biological
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
21. Write lab reports in formal scientific paper format using proper
English, compositions, grammar and punctuation.
Topics and Scope
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
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
18. Mutation and recombination.
19. The use of biostatistics in analyses of data.
20. Speciation and adaptive radiation/macroevolution.
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.
9. Functional morphology and locomotion.
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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||
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,
A HANDBOOK OF BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION; by Ambrose and Ambrose, 1987;
Hunter Textbooks, Publisher