Bio 1: Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology
Lecture: T, Th 1:30-2:45 for Fall 2013
Scheduling: Every semester, next offered Fall 2013. Also offered Summer Session 2013.
Stay tuned: I will be teaching this course in the first summer session of 2013. Email me for details. Thiis is June 3 to July 11, 2013.
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 xxxxx There is a custom edition version ISBN: 10: 0-558-92661-4 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. Required. [P.S. There are copies on 2-hour loan in Reserve at the library.]
Term Paper Handout:
Sample term paper (.doc)
National Center for Science Education (NCSE)
Kitzmiller versus Dover case
Tree of Life