BIO 102 - General Biology II at Virginia Western Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2015-01-01

Focuses on diversity of life, anatomy and physiology of organisms, and ecosystem organization and processes in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part II of a two-course sequence.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits
4 credits

General Course Purpose

This course provides students with an opportunity to continue to acquire fundamental knowledge of the principles and living systems and their applications to everyday life. The course is designed for both science and non-science majors. It may serve as a prerequisite for advanced biology courses, a laboratory science graduation requirement, or as transfer credit for a four-year institution.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite is BIO 101

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

Optional Topics

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