BIOLOGY 171 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution
Section: 005
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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
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:

Grading is based on exam performance, attendance, homework, and class participation.

Intended Audience:

BIOLOGY 171.005 is reserved for students in the Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) or affiliated with CSP. Enrollment is by permission only; please see a CSP advisor if you wish to enroll (www.lsa.umich.edu/csp/studentprograms/advising).

Lecture 005 is intended for students who are willing to commit extra time and effort to succeeding in BIOLOGY 171.

Class Format:

Lecture 005 is a small section capped at less than 50 students.

Lectures meet Monday and Wednesday; discussions meet Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours each.

Students in this section spend an additional 2.5 hours per week in class. Attendance in both lecture and discussion section is expected and monitored.

BIOLOGY 171 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
19227
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360
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: --THE FIRST LECTURE WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3. --DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JAN.8. --EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAYS, JAN. 24, FEB. 21, AND MAR. 21, 6-8 PM.
002 (LEC)
 
19228
Open
360
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: --LECTURE SECTIONS 002 AND 004 ARE RESERVED FOR HONORS STUDENTS. --HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN DISCUSSION SECTION 200 OR 201. ----THE FIRST LECTURE WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3. --DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JAN.8. --EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAYS, JAN. 24, FEB. 21, AND MAR. 21, 6-8 PM.
003 (LEC)
 
19402
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360
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: --THE FIRST LECTURE WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3. --DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JAN.8. --EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAYS, JAN. 24, FEB. 21, AND MAR. 21, 6-8 PM.
004 (LEC)
 
19403
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360
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: --LECTURE SECTIONS 002 AND 004 ARE RESERVED FOR HONORS STUDENTS. --HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN DISCUSSION SECTION 200 OR 201. --THE FIRST LECTURE WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3. --DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JAN.8. --EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAYS, JAN. 24, FEB. 21, AND MAR. 21, 6-8 PM.
005 (LEC)
 
19229
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40
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: --LECTURE SECTION 005 IS RESERVED FOR STUDENTS IN THE CSP PROGRAM. --CSP STUDENTS ENROLL IN DISCUSSION SECTION 100 OR 101. --THE FIRST LECTURE WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3. --DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF JAN.8. --EVENING MIDTERM EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN ON WEDNESDAYS, JAN. 24, FEB. 21, AND MAR. 21, 6-8 PM.
006 (DIS)
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19405
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19232
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19233
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19235
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19240
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19252
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100 (DIS)
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19408
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20CSP
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TuTh 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: --SECTIONS 100 and 101 ARE RESERVED FOR STUDENTS IN THE COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES PROGRAM. ENROLLMENT IS ONLY BY PERMISSION OF A CSP COUNSELOR.
101 (DIS)
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19412
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TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: --SECTIONS 100 and 101 ARE RESERVED FOR STUDENTS IN THE COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES PROGRAM. ENROLLMENT IS ONLY BY PERMISSION OF A CSP COUNSELOR.
200 (DIS)
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19243
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20LSA Hnrs
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Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: --HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN SECTION 200 OR 201 AND LECTURE SECTION 002 OR 004.
201 (DIS)
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19404
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20LSA Hnrs
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M 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: --HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN SECTION 200 OR 201 AND LECTURE SECTION 002 OR 004.
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Note:
You need access to LaunchPad (electronic) for Biology How Life Works, 2nd edition (2016). Print textbook is not required. You need an iClicker remote. CHEAPEST TEXTBOOK OPTION: Complete online eText purchased through course URL (ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY); comes with LaunchPad 2e 4 year online access. Coursepacks from previous semesters are not transferable to Winter 2018. *If you have access to LaunchPad 1e (1st edition), you can get a free upgrade.
iClicker (http://lsa.umich.edu/iss/knowledge-base/iclicker/iclicker-student-faq.html)
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ISBN: 1319104746
How Life Works (hardcover) + Launchpad 2e 4 year online access, Author: morris, Publisher: macmillan 2E 2016
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ISBN: 1319100902
How Life Works (loose-lead textbook with LaunchPad 2e 4 year online access), Author: Morris, Publisher: macmillan 2E 2016
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ISBN: 1319100910
How Life Works LaunchPad 2e 4 year online access, Author: Morris, Publisher: macmillan 2 2016
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