BIOLOGY 171 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution
Fall 2020, Section 003
Instruction Mode: Section 003 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
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:

Description

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 skills.

Topics in BIOLOGY 171 are divided among three primary areas:

  • Mendelian genetics and evolutionary processes
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecology

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.

Schedule

BIOLOGY 171 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and Evolution
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
19053
Open
35
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Students enrolled in sections 001-004 may opt to synchronously participate online in active learning sessions on Mondays at 1PM. These sessions will be recorded and available to all students in sections 001-004. The first discussion sections will meet the week of Aug. 31. Lectures will be recordings viewed online. If a section is "remote" it will be remote, full term. If a section is "in person," it might be in person until Nov. 20. Section 090 is remote and asynchronous. Exams will occur during scheduled lecture time (1PM or 2:30PM Eastern time) on Sept 16, Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, and Nov 11.
002 (LEC)
 Online
19054
Open
35
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Students enrolled in sections 001-004 may opt to synchronously participate online in active learning sessions on Mondays at 1PM. These sessions will be recorded and available to all students in sections 001-004. The first discussion sections will meet the week of Aug. 31. Lectures will be recordings viewed online. If a section is "remote" it will be remote, full term. If a section is "in person," it might be in person until Nov. 20. Section 090 is remote and asynchronous. Exams will occur during scheduled lecture time (1PM or 2:30PM Eastern time) on Sept 16, Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, and Nov 11. HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN DISCUSSION SECTION 200.
003 (LEC)
 Online
19055
Open
29
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students enrolled in sections 001-004 may opt to synchronously participate online in active learning sessions on Mondays at 1PM. These sessions will be recorded and available to all students in sections 001-004. The first discussion sections will meet the week of Aug. 31. Lectures will be recordings viewed online. If a section is "remote" it will be remote, full term. If a section is "in person," it might be in person until Nov. 20. Section 090 is remote and asynchronous. Exams will occur during scheduled lecture time (1PM or 2:30PM Eastern time) on Sept 16, Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, and Nov 11.
004 (LEC)
 Online
19056
Open
29
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students enrolled in sections 001-004 may opt to synchronously participate online in active learning sessions on Mondays at 1PM. These sessions will be recorded and available to all students in sections 001-004. The first discussion sections will meet the week of Aug. 31. Lectures will be recordings viewed online. If a section is "remote" it will be remote, full term. If a section is "in person," it might be in person until Nov. 20. Section 090 is remote and asynchronous. Exams will occur during scheduled lecture time (1PM or 2:30PM Eastern time) on Sept 16, Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, and Nov 11. HONORS STUDENTS ENROLL IN DISCUSSION SECTION 200.
005 (LEC)
 Online
19057
Open
1
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Lectures are pre-recorded, but students enrolled in section 005 may opt to synchronously participate online in active learning sessions on Mondays at 1PM. These sessions will be recorded and available to all students in section 005. The first discussion sections will meet the week of Aug. 31. As of now, discussions 100 & 101 plan to meet face to face until Nov. 20, until further notice, but this is subject to change. However, attendance in Discussion section is not required; students will be able to participate in Discussions in person, remote (on Zoom), and recordings will be available to all students in section 005. Exams will occur during scheduled lecture time (1PM Eastern time) on Sept 16, Sept 30, Oct 14, Oct 28, and Nov 11. THIS SECTION IS RESERVED FOR CSP STUDENTS. Please contact CSP for more information at 764-9128 or csp-4info@umich.edu. --LECTURE 005 - STUDENTS MUST ELECT DISCUSSION 100 or 101.
006 (DIS)
 Online
19058
Closed
0
 
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M 8:30AM - 10:00AM
007 (DIS)
 Online
19059
Closed
0
 
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M 10:00AM - 11:30AM
008 (DIS)
 Online
19060
Closed
0
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
010 (DIS)
 Online
23236
Open
3
 
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Tu 8:30AM - 10:00AM
011 (DIS)
 Online
19063
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:30AM
012 (DIS)
  Hybrid
19413
Open
1
 
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M 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students who are still on the waitlist as of the first day of classes should email the instructor or GSI of their desire to enroll in the course. Due to social distancing restrictions, students should not attend a section for which they are not enrolled. If an override is granted, students will receive an email notification so they may register for the course prior to the stated expiration date.
013 (DIS)
 Online
19062
Open
1
 
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M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
014 (DIS)
 Online
19066
Open
1
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
015 (DIS)
 Online
19067
Open
1
 
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Tu 11:30AM - 1:00PM
016 (DIS)
 Online
19068
Closed
0
 
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W 8:30AM - 10:00AM
017 (DIS)
  Hybrid
19069
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Students who are still on the waitlist as of the first day of classes should email the instructor or GSI of their desire to enroll in the course. Due to social distancing restrictions, students should not attend a section for which they are not enrolled. If an override is granted, students will receive an email notification so they may register for the course prior to the stated expiration date.
018 (DIS)
 Online
19070
Open
1
 
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W 11:30AM - 1:00PM
019 (DIS)
  Hybrid
19071
Open
3
 
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M 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students who are still on the waitlist as of the first day of classes should email the instructor or GSI of their desire to enroll in the course. Due to social distancing restrictions, students should not attend a section for which they are not enrolled. If an override is granted, students will receive an email notification so they may register for the course prior to the stated expiration date.
020 (DIS)
 Online
19072
Open
1
 
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M 10:00AM - 11:30AM
021 (DIS)
 Online
19073
Open
6
 
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M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
022 (DIS)
 Online
19698
Closed
0
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
024 (DIS)
 Online
19412
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
025 (DIS)
 Online
19065
Closed
0
 
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Tu 2:30PM - 4:00PM
026 (DIS)
  Hybrid
19414
Open
4
 
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W 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students who are still on the waitlist as of the first day of classes should email the instructor or GSI of their desire to enroll in the course. Due to social distancing restrictions, students should not attend a section for which they are not enrolled. If an override is granted, students will receive an email notification so they may register for the course prior to the stated expiration date.
027 (DIS)
 Online
19415
Open
1
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:30AM
028 (DIS)
  Hybrid
19416
Closed
0
 
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W 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Students who are still on the waitlist as of the first day of classes should email the instructor or GSI of their desire to enroll in the course. Due to social distancing restrictions, students should not attend a section for which they are not enrolled. If an override is granted, students will receive an email notification so they may register for the course prior to the stated expiration date.
030 (DIS)
 Online
19691
Open
1
 
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M 10:00AM - 11:30AM
031 (DIS)
 Online
19692
Open
1
 
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M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
032 (DIS)
  Hybrid
19693
Open
1
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Students who are still on the waitlist as of the first day of classes should email the instructor or GSI of their desire to enroll in the course. Due to social distancing restrictions, students should not attend a section for which they are not enrolled. If an override is granted, students will receive an email notification so they may register for the course prior to the stated expiration date.
033 (DIS)
 Online
19694
Closed
0
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:30AM
035 (DIS)
 Online
19695
Open
3
 
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W 8:30AM - 10:00AM
090 (DIS)
 Online
39357
Open
5
 
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TBA
Note: THE DISCUSSION SECTION WILL BE ASYNCHRONOUS FOR THE FALL TERM, BUT PLEASE NOTE THE EXAM DATES/TIMES FOR THE COURSE DETAILED UNDER LECTURE 001 or 003.
100 (DIS)
  Hybrid
19074
Closed
0
2UCSP Y1 OR UCSP Y2
2UBRG Y1
 
30UGRD & GRD
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This section is reserved for CSP students during the early registration period. Any undergraduate student may join the waitlist once the section is closed. Given the enrollment restrictions, most sections may not close until early August. On 08/18/2020 any remaining available seats will be released for any undergraduates who wish to register. 17 seats reserved for first or second year CSP students, 10 seats reserved for first year, Summer Bridge scholars, 3 seats reserved for any CSP students. This section is reserved for CSP students. Please contact CSP for more information at 764-9128 or csp-4info@umich.edu. Students who are still on the waitlist as of the first day of classes should email the instructor or GSI of their desire to enroll in the course. Due to social distancing restrictions, students should not attend a section for which they are not enrolled. If an override is granted, students will receive an email notification so they may register for the course prior to the stated expiration date.
101 (DIS)
  Hybrid
19690
Open
2
30UGRD & GRD
2UCSP Y1 OR UCSP Y2
1UBRG Y1
1CSP
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This section is reserved for first year CSP students during the early registration period. Any undergraduate student may join the waitlist once the section is closed. Given the enrollment restrictions, most sections may not close until early August. On 08/18/2020 any remaining available seats will be released for any undergraduates who wish to register. 18 seats reserved for first or second year CSP students, 10 seats reserved for first year, Summer Bridge scholars, 2 seats reserved for any CSP students. This section is reserved for CSP students. Please contact CSP for more information at 764-9128 or csp-4info@umich.edu. Students who are still on the waitlist as of the first day of classes should email the instructor or GSI of their desire to enroll in the course. Due to social distancing restrictions, students should not attend a section for which they are not enrolled. If an override is granted, students will receive an email notification so they may register for the course prior to the stated expiration date.
200 (DIS)
  Hybrid
19411
Open
1
1LSA Hnrs
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Tu 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: SECTION 200 IS RESERVED FOR HONORS STUDENTS. Students who are still on the waitlist as of the first day of classes should email the instructor or GSI of their desire to enroll in the course. Due to social distancing restrictions, students should not attend a section for which they are not enrolled. If an override is granted, students will receive an email notification so they may register for the course prior to the stated expiration date.

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