BIOLOGY 171 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Course Note:
EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN WED., JAN. 28, WED., FEB. 18, AND MON., MAR. 23, 6:00-8:00 PM. QUIZDOM WILL BE USED IN SECTIONS 001/002.
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 195. Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Cost:
>100
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

BIOLOGY 171 is a one-term course in ecology and evolutionary biology that, together with BIOLOGY 172 and 173, collectively form the introductory biology course unit. BIOLOGY 171 and 172 can be taken in either order. The two-semester set of BIOLOGY 171, 172, and 173 is intended for concentrators in biology, other science programs, or pre-professional studies. Other suitably prepared students wishing detailed coverage of biology are also welcome. The primary aims of BIOLOGY 171 are:

  1. to provide factual and conceptual knowledge concerning the origin and complex interactions of the earth's biodiversity;
  2. to give an integrated overview of biological organization including genes, individuals, kin groups, populations, species, communities, and ecosystems;
  3. to engage with biological hypotheses dealing with prominent current issues such as human evolutionary origins, emerging diseases, conservation biology and global change; and
  4. to develop critical-thinking and writing skills.

Topics in BIOLOGY 171 are divided among three primary areas:

  • Mendelian genetics and evolutionary processes;
  • biodiversity, organismal biology and the evolution of development; and
  • ecology.

Textbook: Biological Science, Scott Freeman, 3rd edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.

BIOLOGY 171 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution
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Note: --THE FIRST LECTURE WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7. DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JAN. 12TH. EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN ON WED., JAN. 28, WED., FEB. 18, AND MON., MAR. 23, 6-8 P.M. QUIZDOM WILL BE USED IN SECTIONS 001/002.
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Note: --HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN SECTION 008 OR 027 AND LECTURE SECTION 002 OR 004.
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Note:
Students can use either the third or second editions of the text Biological Science by Scott Freeman.
ISBN: 0132249502
Biological science, Author: Scott Freeman., Publisher: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings 3rd ed. 2007
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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