Principles of Bio: Organisms
Standard letter grades
Total contact hours
BI 211 or BI 221.
Introduces fundamental biological concepts and theories about plant and animal physiology, evolution, structure and function, transformation of energy, and matter and systems at an organismal level.
Course learning outcomes
1. Explain how cells detect and respond to environmental changes (internal and external) and how cell-cell communication and response varies for single-celled, colonial and multicellular organisms.
2. Predict the relationship between structure and function in novel situations.
3. Describe how biological systems detect and respond to different internal/external environmental conditions through feedback.
4. Compare and contrast solutions to shared homeostatic challenges across various forms of life.
- Cell Metabolism
- Cell Signaling
- Transitions to Multicellularity
- Plant Form and Function
- Plant Nutrition
- Transport in Plants
- Plant Signaling
- Plant Immunity
- Animal Form and Function
- Animal Nutrition and Digestion
- Animal Circulation
- Animal Gas Exchange
- Animal Osmoregulation and Excretion
- Animal Immune System
- Animal Nervous System
- Animal Support and Muscular Systems
Textbook (same for all three Principles of Biology courses), access to a computer with internet.
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