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2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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BIOL 1231 - Biology II


Academic Division:

Health Sciences


Academic Discipline:

Biology


Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
4 Credit(s)
This course is continuation of BIOL 1230 - Biology I . The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including evolution, classification, ecosystems, similarities and differences, among plants, animals and microorganisms in form and function. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Semesters Available Day - Sp UG
3 Lab Hour(s)
3 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take BIOL 1230  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met
1. Describe the evidence for evolution Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

2. Identify the evolutionary processes that lead to adaptation and biological diversity

Homework assignments, Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

3. Describe levels of biological organization from cells, the basic unit of life, to the

organism and the relationship of structure to function at all levels of biological

organization.

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

4. Describe the basic structures and fundamental processes of life at

molecular, cellular, and organismal levels.

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

5. Recognize that all living organisms consist of cells. Discuss the differences

between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells 

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

6. Describe the basic plant and animal cell structure and function including their

respective organelles and other components, particularly cell membranes, and methods of study

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

7. Describe the general organization of the animal body and vascular plants

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

8. Describe and contrast reproduction and development in plant and animal systems

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

9. Compare the structure of nutrient procurement and processing systems in plants and animals

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

10. Describe the structure and function of the nervous system, the musculo-skeletal

system, the respiratory system and the mechanisms of internal transport and

regulation in various organisms

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

11. Understand the fundamentals of the endocrine system at the systemic level

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

12. Describe basic processes of infectious disease and defense against infection.

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

13. Explain differences among classes of organisms in terms of biological

structures and their functions.

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

14. Outline and describe the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla in terms of structure, nutrition, life history, and evolutionary relationships

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

15. Describe the processes and results of scientific inquiry with the remodeling of animal phylogenetic relationships

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

16. Describe the relationship between life forms and their environment and ecosystems.

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

17. Describe the different types of relationships that exist between living organisms.

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

18. Explain how populations grow, and how we can describe this mathematically.

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

19. Explain how energy moves through an ecosystem

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

20. Describe the basic principles of conservation biology

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

21. Describe and explain various types of animal behavior.

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

22. Describe advantages and disadvantages of social behavior

Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

23. Document the solution to scientific problems through the collection,

organization, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data.

Incorporate findings into broader context of biological knowledge

Lab reports, Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

24. Apply current research literature, information related to biological issues in the mass media

Lab reports, Quizzes throughout term, Mid-term and final exam

25. Integrate and relate knowledge to real life situations

Quizzes throughout term Mid-term and final exam  

 



Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

 

 





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