Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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BI 212L - General Biology II Lab


1 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): BI 211  and BI 211L  

Corequisite(s): BI 212  

Recommended Prerequisite(s): CHEM 104 , CHEM 104L , CHEM 104R  

Course Description: Designed primarily for pre-professional students majoring in the biological sciences, science education, and related allied health fields. Covers the basic principles of Darwinian evolution, evolution of populations and speciation; describes the structure, function and impact of viruses and bacteria; and provides an overview of the protist and animal kingdoms with emphasis on the major characteristics and importance of organisms in the taxa of each kingdom. Offered winter term.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Identify and apply knowledge of the fundamental concepts of the theory of evolution and the current system of taxonomy.
  • CLO#2: Describe and apply knowledge of the various species concepts and how evolutionary change is measured in populations.
  • CLO#3: Describe, identify structures, and apply knowledge of viruses and prions, their effects, and transmission through populations.
  • CLO#4: Describe and identify anatomical features of prokaryotes; identify characteristics and ecological roles of prokaryotes in domains Bacteria and Archaea.
  • CLO#5: Identify the organisms and describe characteristics and ecological roles of selected taxa in Kingdom Protista.
  • CLO#6: Describe and identify the stages of early development of organisms in Kingdom Animalia; describe the classification of animals based on body symmetry, germ layers, and level of coelom development.
  • CLO#7: Identify the organisms and describe the characteristics and ecological roles of selected taxa in Kingdom Animalia and apply knowledge of evolutionary trends of selected body systems. (ILO: Critical Thinking)



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