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Table of Contents – Laboratory Exercises

This site displays all the laboratory exercises you will carry out during the semester. Look at your syllabus to match the subject for a lab to the name of the exercise in the Table of Contents. Bring a copy of the exercise to your lab class – either in print or on your computer.

Here are the current Fall 2023/Spring 2024Undergraduate Bulletin descriptions of BIO 1016 (Pathways: Life and Physical Sciences) and BIO 3001 (Principles of Biology II).

BIO 1016: Fundamentals of Biology, Laboratory Research in Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology. 3 credits, 4 hours.
This is a hands-on course that uses laboratory observations combined with phylogenetic tools to enable students to discover the connections that underlie classifications of organisms. Students examine bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals, both living and preserved (dissection of invertebrates is included). Through description and evaluation of characters, students develop the data thatthey will use in computer analysis and building of phylogenetic hypotheses (trees of relationship). Written reports and an oral presentation are required.Co-requisite: BIO 1015L, unless transfer student has already satisfied requirement in Scientific World category. (Not open to students who have completed BIO 1003 or BIO 3001. Students who plan to major in Biological Sciences are advised to take BIO 2010 and BIO 3001.)

BIO 3001: Principles of Biology II. 4 credits, 2 lecture & 4 lab hours.
Formerly BIO 2020, this course is a continuation of BIO 2010. Topics include Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, regulation of gene expression; the evolution by natural selection, speciation and branching evolution, diversity of organisms and their classification; plant physiology, reproduction, and classification; the ecology of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Laboratory exercises include both observation, dissection, and experimentation and independent group research. Written laboratory reports and an oral presentation are required. Recitation includes oral reports on assigned readings.