Spring 2019 - BISC 102 D100

General Biology (4)

Class Number: 2329

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    SSCB 9201, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 13, 2019
    12:00 PM – 3:00 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.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:


Outline of Topics
:

Origin of life on Earth
Diversity of life
Microevolution, including natural selection
Sexual selection
Phylogeny
Genetics
Macroevolutionary patterns
Speciation
Behaviour
Ecology
Hominin evolution

Grading

  • Clicker marks, written assignments, and reading quizzes 15%
  • Argumentation assignments 10%
  • Midterm exam 20%
  • Lab exam 25%
  • Lab assignment 5%
  • Final exam 25%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

iClicker Required.

REQUIRED READING:

Freeman et al. 2019. Biological Science 3Ce plus Mastering Biology, Pearson Canada
Students may purchase a hard cover textbook or the online edition. However, make sure you select the 3rd Canadian edition plus Mastering Biology.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS