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 2014
Syllabus: WordPerfect document PDF Word html updated for Spring 2014.
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. (2013) Biology: Life on Earth. Tenth Edition. Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. ISBN 0-321-72971-4
Term Paper Handout: WordPerfect document pdf (updated for Spring 2014)
Sample term paper (.doc)
National Center for Science Education (NCSE) (see the latest update from Texas, September 30, 2013)
Kitzmiller versus Dover case
Tree of Life