Dec 06, 2023
BIOL& 212 - Majors Animal Credits: 6
Surveys the animal kingdom in the context of evolution, taxonomic classification, fundamental physiology, and fundamental ecology. Focuses on selected representatives of the animal kingdom. Laboratory portion of this class corresponds to selected lecture topics, and provides hands-on experience.
Enrollment Requirement: BIOL& 211 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- List major taxonomic categories of the Kingdom Animalae.
- Interpret the significance of taxonomic categories.
- Summarize the evolutionary implications of phylogenetic relationships.
- State the evolutionary explanation for internal, external and behavioral animal characteristics.
- Demonstrate knowledge of selected physiological and ecological topics as they relate to animals.
Recognize how scientists use the Scientific Method to guide their inquiry, generate hypotheses, experimental design, reasoning, and draw conclusions based on empirical data.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
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