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    Jan 20, 2022  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 102 - Humankind in the Biotic World

4 Credit Hours
Introduction to the principles of biology from the perspective of the impacts of plants, animals, and microbes on human life, and the impact of humans on the biosphere. Intended for students not majoring in the biological or pre-health sciences. Focuses on the diversity of the Earth’s biota and the interdependence among components. Topics include ― surveys of biodiversity from bacteria to higher plants and animals, genetics and evolutionary processes, population biology, ecology, ecosystems, environmental issues including world population, and global climate change. Laboratories involve a mix of skills-oriented exercises and assignments focused on topics.

Satisfies General Education Requirement: (NS)
Contact Hour Distribution: 3 hours lecture and 1 hour lab.
Comment(s): Although not required, it is strongly recommended that 101 and 102 be taken in sequence.

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