BIOLOGY 171 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution
Section: 004
Term: WN 2014
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
Honors
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
Other Course Info:
BIOLOGY 171 and 172 can be taken in either order.
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.

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
  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
  • Ecology

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

The two-term set of BIOLOGY 171, 172, and 173 is intended for majors in biology, other science programs, or pre-professional studies. Other suitably prepared students wishing detailed coverage of biology are also welcome.

Class Format:

No data submitted

BIOLOGY 171 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
21220
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: --THE FIRST LECTURE WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8. DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JAN.13. EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAYS, JAN. 29, FEB. 19, AND MAR. 26.
002 (LEC)
 
21221
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: --HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN DISCUSSION SECTION 200 OR 201 AND LECTURE SECTION 002 OR 004.
003 (LEC)
 
21440
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Wolv. Access
 
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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21441
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Wolv. Access
 
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: --HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN DISCUSSION SECTION 200 OR 201 AND LECTURE SECTION 002 OR 004.
005 (LEC)
 
21222
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7
 
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MWF 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: --CSP STUDENTS ENROLL IN DISCUSSION SECTION 100 OR 101 AND LECTURE SECTION 005.
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21225
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Note: --SECTIONS 100 and 101 ARE RESERVED FOR STUDENTS IN THE COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES PROGRAM. ENROLLMENT IS ONLY BY PERMISSION OF A CSP COUNSELOR.
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Note: --SECTIONS 100 and 101 ARE RESERVED FOR STUDENTS IN THE COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES PROGRAM. ENROLLMENT IS ONLY BY PERMISSION OF A CSP COUNSELOR.
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Note: --HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN SECTION 200 OR 201 AND LECTURE SECTION 002 OR 004.
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Note: --HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN SECTION 200 OR 201 AND LECTURE SECTION 002 OR 004.
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Purchase the textbook+access to the LaunchPadPortal online tool, together. Purchase your print book through the bookstores in Ann Arbor who cooperate with the registrar at UM to provide you with books OR purchase the digital access to LaunchPad, which includes the eBook from the special URL which will be provided through CTools. The textbook is Biology How Life Works by James Morris and colleagues, W.H. Freeman & Company publishers, published in 2013. (Note that Freeman & Co. is a part of Macmillan publishing.) Purchasing options (information from the publisher): ? Complete online textbook (comes with LaunchPadPortal 4 year online access): ISBN 1464171092 (cheapest option) ? Loose-leaf textbook (comes with LaunchPadPortal 4 year online access): ISBN 1474174830 (next cheapest option) 13-digit ISBN is 9781464174834. ? Hardcover textbook (comes with LaunchPadPortal 4 year online access): ISBN 1464174822 (most expensive option) 13-digit ISBN is 9781464174827
ISBN: 1464171092
Biology How Life Works (eBook) - comes with access to LaunchPad Portal, Author: James Morris and colleagues, Publisher: W.H. Freeman & Company 2013
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ISBN: 9781464174834
Biology How Life Works, Author: James Morris and colleagues, Publisher: W.H. Freeman & Company 2013
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ISBN: 9781464174827
Biology How Life Works, Author: James Morris and colleagues, Publisher: W.H. Freeman & Company 2013
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