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Bio 1: Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology
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Updated: July 5, 2013

Lecture: M,T,W,Th 8:00-9:35am for Summer 2013
Lab: yes
Activity: yes
Prerequisite: none
Scheduling: Every semester, including summer. Next offered Summer Session 2013, then Fall 2013. (I am teaching it June 3 to July 11; Dr. Shannon Datwyler is teaching it in the second summer session)
Units: 5
Website: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/c/colemanr/courses/bio1/bio1.html

Syllabus: WordPerfect document PDF Word html

Catalog description:

BIO 1. Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology. Introduction to properties of life and cells leading to genetic and biological diversity. Survey of biological diversity emphasizing variation leading to natural selection; introduction to ecological concepts within an evolutionary framework; a survey of ecosystems and global climate change. Development of scientific skills will be emphasized. Designed for science majors. Lecture three hours; laboratory three hours; activity two hours; fee course. Note: Field trips may be required. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 5.0

Text: Reece, J.B., L.A. Urry, M.L. Cain, S.A. Wasserman, P.V. Minorsky, and R.B. Jackson (2011) Campbell Biology. Ninth Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. ISBN 978-0-321-55823-7. There is a custom edition version ISBN: 10: 0-558-92661-8 of the Ninth edition available at the Sacramento State bookstore at a reduced price over purchasing the full Ninth edition. However, if you want, you could purchase the regular Ninth Edition elsewhere. Required. [P.S. There are copies on 2-hour loan in Reserve at the library.]

Campbell Biology, Ninth Edition (Custom)Campbell Biology Ninth Edition

Term Paper Handout: Bio 1 Scientific Term Paper handout (.pdf)

Sample term paper (.doc) (a portion of a sample term paper; the last part of the paper has been omitted, but you should be able to get the idea from this)

The Portfolio (or efolio) concept

More Resources

National Center for Science Education (NCSE)

Kitzmiller versus Dover case

Tree of Life

The Plant List www.theplantlist.org

Fishbase www.fishbase.org

Reptile database www.reptile-database.org

AmphibiaWeb.org www.amphibiaweb.org


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