2023-2024 Catalog

BIOL 111 Unity & Diversity of Biology

An introduction to the scientific study of key biological principles governing the evolution of life. Students are introduced to three core concepts for biological literacy: evolution, structure and function, and systems biology. Core competencies developed in this course include the process of science as well as communicating across disciplinary boundaries. Topics include selective pressure and adaptation, how plants and animals function at the physiological and organismal level, as well as population and ecosystem processes. [NS]