Sep 23, 2020
BI 112 - Biology II
Credit Hours: 3
A survey will be made of humans and other organisms to include the following systems: digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and muscular systems. Animal behavior, evolution and ecology are also discussed. The ecology section will include the human relationship to the natural world and the effects of technology on the ecosystem.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- describe the anatomy, physiology and primary pathologies of the major organ systems of man: respiratory, circulatory, digestive excretory, muscular and nervous; and
- describe the actions and side effects of commonly used/abused psychotropic drugs.
- explain the theory of evolution and state the evidence on which it is based;
- describe the five geological eras and the evolutionary changes associated with each;
- describe the theory and history of human evolution; and
- explain the evolutionary basis of ecology.
ECOLOGY AND POPULATION
- describe the interactions between organisms and between organisms and their environment: food chains, predator/prey relationships, mineral and nutrient cycles, ecological niches and soil building;
- describe the history of human population growth and the reasons for the population explosion;
- explain in detail the consequences of excessive population growth as it effects both developed and underdeveloped countries pollution control, resource management, energy production and food production; and
- explain problems associated with attempts to limit population growth in various countries.
Prerequisites: BI 110
F/S (C, N, S)
Lab BI 117 is recommended.