Summer 2020 - BISC 102 D100

General Biology (4)

Class Number: 1469

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 16, 2020
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: TBA

  • 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:

The central theme of this course is the diversity of life and its evolutionary history on Earth. 

 Outline of General Topics:

Details TBA for readings and laboratory outline  

1        Introduction and Diversity of life 
2        Darwin & natural selection 
3        History of life – major events 
4        Phylogeny 
5        Genetics 
6        Animal behaviour 
7        Microevolution 
8        Macroevolutionary patterns 
9        Species & speciation 
10      Human evolution 
11      Population Ecology 
12      Community Ecology 
13      Ecosystems

Grading

  • Lab Assignments 5%
  • Tutorial Participation 5%
  • Argumentation Assignment 15%
  • Midterm exam 20%
  • Lab exam *Students must pass the lab exam ≥50% to pass this course 25%
  • Final exam 30%

NOTES:

*Students must pass the lab exam (≥ 50%) to pass this course.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

ADDITIONAL COURSE FEE: $28.00 (laboratory manual)

REQUIRED READING:

Freeman et al. (2019) Biological Science, 3rd Canadian edition. Pearson. (E-text or Hard copy)

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.