Nov 30, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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BIO 140 - Introduction to Zoology [GEKN]

This course emphasizes the hands-on study of animal diversity. Lectures and labs will highlight organismal form and function, life history, ecology, and evolutionary adaptations and relationships. Students will gain an appreciation of basic principles used to unify and organize the diversity of animals.

Credit 4 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Winter

Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing

BIO 140 is designed to highlight the basic principles that biologists use to unify and organize the diversity of animal life. Evolution, as biology’s central organizing principle, provides the framework for the course. Students will apply the scientific method and its assumptions to pose and answer questions by conducting experiments and analyzing data in the lab. Because the course is structured around evolutionary principles, students will attain a basic knowledge of current scientific understanding of the universe and the laws that govern it. Furthermore, given that ~40% of Americans reject the theory of evolution, this knowledge will allow students to become scientifically literate citizens. As such, BIO 140 meets the outcomes for a Natural Science Course in the Knowledge of the Disciplines  category of the General Education  program.
Notes -
Does not count towards the Biology [BS]  or Minor .

Equivalent Courses ZOOL 140
Previously listed as BIO 140 - Biology of Animals, ZOOL 140
Updates Course Rotation updated 9/2018; Approved for GEKN 2/2018, effective Fall 2018; Change to title and description 12/2017, effective Summer 2018; Course Rotation added 8/2014

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