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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 142 - Foundations of Biology: Ecology and Evolution

(4.00)
This course provides a broad overview of contemporary biological concepts. Major topics include fundamental concepts in ecology and evolution and emphasizes the fundamental interrelationship between these two fields of study. Concepts in evolution include a general description of the diversity of life, a review of Mendelian genetics, the causes and consequences of speciation, natural selection and genetic drift. Concepts in ecology will focus on ecological and evolutionary factors that govern population growth and regulation, species distributions, community and ecosystem ecology. This course is designed to prepare students for upper level biology core and elective courses. It is one of two introductory courses (BIOL 141  &  BIOL 142) designed for BIOL, BIOC and BINF majors.

Course ID: 100316
Consent: No Special Consent Required
Components: Discussion, Lecture
Course Equivalents: BIOL 301  
Requirement Group:You must complete BIOL141 and either MATH150 or MATH151 or MATH155 or equivalent with a C or better or have MATH test placement into MATH151.



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