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BIOL& 212
Majors Animal


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
This course is the second of a three quarter sequence of biology courses intended for biology majors and other pre-professional students planning to transfer to a four-year university. It is an introductory animal biology course that can be taken in fulfillment of the AS Degree (Option I) lab science requirements. Topics include: the general structure and classification of animals followed by a more detailed treatment of the anatomy, physiology, and behavior of each of the invertebrate and vertebrate phyla. Lectures are supported by dissections, experiments, and field trips. Formerly BIO 153, General Zoology I. Prerequisite: BIOL& 211.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply major terms, vocabulary, methods and concepts relevant to zoology.
  • Identify types of animal tissues from slides and describe the anatomy, physiology and body location of each tissue type.
  • Summarize anatomy and physiology through various stages of animal development.
  • Categorize animals into phylum, subphylum, and class.
  • Evaluate the differences between different animal phyla from the organ and organ systems level.
  • Identify and compare habitat preference, animal behaviors, feeding strategies, symbiotic relationships, predator-prey relationships, and reproductive strategies of various animal phyla.
  • Use lab equipment safely and with technical skill.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BIOL& 212
    Spring 2014
    0807
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 212
    Spring 2014
    1694
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 212
    Spring 2012
    0239
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 212
    Spring 2011
    0239
    Michael Mahan
    BIOL& 212
    Spring 2010
    0239
    Michael Mahan


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.