BIOL 162 General Biology II • 6 Cr.


Surveys systems and processes, and diversity of living organisms and their environment. Format includes laboratory work.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe and compare the major characteristics of the eukaryotic tax
  • Use classification methods to distinguish different plant and animal taxa
  • Compare major organ systems, structure and function in the Animalia.
  • Compare major organ systems, structure and function in the Plantae.
  • Describe the characteristics of the major aquatic and terrestrial communities and biomes of the world.
  • Evaluate the role of biotic and abiotic factors in energy flow and water and major mineral cycles.
  • Explain principles of population dynamics and community behavior.
  • Explain issues related to human impacts on natural systems and earth's sustainability.
  • Use biology laboratory equipment, including microscopes and dissection tools, and techniques correctly to observe specimens and perform experiments.
  • Develop the general skills (e.g., observation, problem solving, hypothesis generation and testing) used in science.