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BIO 1272 Principles of Biology II

The second course of a two-semester university-parallel sequence for biology and science majors. Topics include Darwinian evolution, evolution of populations, origin of species, history of life on Earth, phylogeny and systematics, prokaryotes, protists, plants, fungi, animals and ecology. Three classroom, six lab hours per week.

Prerequisites: BIO 1171

Course Outcomes
  • Discuss the diversity of life and its evolutionary relationships, describe the phylogeny and taxonomy of prokaryotes, protists, plants, fungi, and animals, and explain their principle structural and functional characteristics.
  • Discuss the fundamentals of organismal, population, community, ecosystem, landscape, and/or global ecology.
  • Appraise the role of modern evolutionary theory as the major unifying theme of all biological sciences, relate the principles of population genetics to the process of speciation, and relate geological time to the major evolutionary events that demonstrate macroevolutionary trends in the history of life on Earth.
Credit Hours: 5
  • Classroom: 3 hours
  • Lab: 6 hours
  • Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
  • Department: Biology
  • Repeatable Credit: No
  • Offered Online: No
Available Sections
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 3, Rm 341
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Course Fee: $32.00
Open Seats: 11
Meets: TTH from 10:00AM to 1:45PM
Section: 102
Open Seats: 11
Meets: TTH from
10:00AM to 1:45PM
Section: 102
Face to Face
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 3, Rm 341
Faculty: Staker
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times.
Course Fee: $32.00
Open Seats: 14
Meets: TTH from 5:30PM to 9:15PM
Section: N01
Open Seats: 14
Meets: TTH from
5:30PM to 9:15PM
Section: N01
Blended Learning
Downtown Dayton Campus
Bldg 3, Rm 341
Faculty: Erbe
Term: Fall 2022
Format: Course meets in person on scheduled days and times with additional online content. Check the schedule to confirm the days and times your class will meet in-person. Requires computer and high-speed internet.
Course Fee: $32.00
Open Seats: 11
Meets: MWF from 10:00AM to 12:30PM
Section: 100
Open Seats: 11
Meets: MWF from
10:00AM to 12:30PM
Section: 100