Bio 9: Our Living World: Evolution, Ecology and Behavior
Lecture: M, W, F 11-11:50am
Lab: no lab
Scheduling: Every semester, next offered Spring 2013 (to be taught by Dr. Bill Avery)
Syllabus: WordPerfect document PDF Word html updated for Fall 2012.
BIO 9. Our Living World: Evolution, Ecology and Behavior. Designed for non-majors, is course is an introduction to the biological science behind important issues that face us today, such as those surrounding evolution, endangered species, conservation of ecosystems, and the behavior of organisms. By gaining an understanding of the scientific approach and the principles of evolution, ecology and behavior, students will be equipped to evaluate scientific developments and arguments in these and other issues as informed citizens. Lecture three hours. Note: Not open to Biological Sciences majors or students who have received credit for BIO 1 or BIO 2. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 3.0.
Text: Audesirk, T., G. Audesirk & B.E. Byers. (2008) Biology: Life on Earth. Eighth Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. ISBN 0-13-238061-7 There is a custom edition version of the Eighth edition available at the Sac State bookstore at a reduced price over purchasing the full Eighth edition. However, if you want, you could purchase the regular Eighth Edition. Required. [P.S. There are four copies on 2-hour loan in Reserve at the library.]
Term Paper Handout: WordPerfect document pdf (updated for Fall 2012)
Sample term paper (.doc)
National Center for Science Education (NCSE)
Kitzmiller versus Dover case
Tree of Life