Spring 2023 - BISC 102 D200
General Biology (4)
Class Number: 1761
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 14, 2023
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
1 778 782-7489
Office: Office: 2920; Lab: 2960
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.
Topics to be covered
- Scientific method
- Adaptation by natural selection
- Sexual and kin selection
- Patterns of evolution
- Meiosis and genetics
- The origin of life and evolution of metabolism
- Diversity of life (protists, plants, fungi, and animals)
- Principles of development
- Human evolution
- • Midterm exam: 15%
- • Eco-evo assignment: 10%
- • Laboratory exam*: 25%
- • Final exam: 30%
- • Weekly online quizzes (WOQ): 10%
- • Lab assignments (LA)*: 5%
- • Tutorial participation: 5%
Important note: To pass this course, you must obtain a passing grade on the laboratory portion (*) of the course.
- Freeman, S., et.al (2017) Biological Science. 3rd Canadian Edition, Pearson, Canada
- BISC 102 Laboratory manual. Simon Fraser University, Surrey Campus edition
Note: This course is supported with Canvas (canvas.sfu.ca).
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