Summer 2023 - BISC 102 D100
General Biology (4)
Class Number: 1670
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Tue, Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 12, 2023
Sat, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
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.
SEQUENCE OF TOPICS
Evolutionary history and concepts
Natural and sexual selection
Phylogeny and Speciation
The fossil record of change
Nature of Inheritance
Biodiversity: Animals, including humans
Biodiversity: Plants and Fungi
Ecology: Communities and Ecosystems
Catch-up and summary (1 lecture)
- • Lab assignments 5%
- • Tutorial participation 5%
- • Inquiry Figure Assignment 15%
- • Midterm exam 20%
- • Lab exam 25%
- • Final exam 30%
Freeman et al, Biological Sciences (3rd Canadian edition), Pearson publishing.
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