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Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 131
Title Introduction to Organisms
Credits 4.0
Distribution DII
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1029 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 TR 1:40pm - 2:55pm MH-444 Thea Popolizio
02 3313 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 WF 1:40pm - 2:55pm MH-444 Lynn Atkinson
L21 3314 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 T 8:00am - 10:50am MH-405 Ted Maney Jr
L22 3315 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 T 1:40pm - 4:30pm MH-405 Ted Maney Jr
L23 3316 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 W 8:00am - 10:50am MH-405 Amanda Karch
L24 3317 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 W 1:40pm - 4:30pm MH-405 Amanda Karch


This course is intended as one-half of a two-semester sequence with BIO132. This course examines the diversity of life within evolutionary and ecological frameworks. Lecture topics include the kingdoms of life, evolutionary theory, basic anatomy and physiology of organisms, behavior, ecosystems and ecology. Emphasis will be placed on the different physiological and ecological adaptations of organisms for a vast array of ecosystems within the natural world. Laboratory exercises introduce basic dissection techniques, computer simulations, experimental design and analysis and experiments on the interactions between organisms and their environments. Student projects involve group experiments developing lab and field work, library and presentation skills. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. Intended for students majoring in Biology. Not open to students who have completed BIO102 or BIO 108H, or BIO115H or BIO121.