Spring 2022 - BISC 102 D100
General Biology (4)
Class Number: 1818
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 21, 2022
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
GYM CENTRAL, Burnaby
Prerequisites:High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better.
Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. Breadth-Science.
Outline of Topics:
Origin of life on Earth
Diversity of life
Microevolution, including natural selection
- Lab assignments 5%
- Tutorial participation 5%
- Inquiry Figure Assignment 15%
- Midterm exam 20%
- Lab exam 25%
- Final exam 30%
Mode of teaching:
- Lecture: In person
- Laboratory: Asynchronous
- Tutorial: In person
The Text is supplemental, (but not required)
Freeman et al, Biological Sciences (3rd Canadian edition), Pearson publishing.
Students are welcome to use a hardcopy or ebook. Mastering Biology is NOT required.
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