Biology | Introductory Biology Lectures
L104 | 0512 | Ruf, W
Course format: Lecture: 11:15A-12:30P, TR, JH A100.
Requirements: Intended for non-majors only.
Course descriptions: Topic: The Evolution of the Natural Environment.
Introduces students that may not have a science background to the
processes that have operated and are operating to form the natural
environment, with emphasis on forest ecosystems.
Topics include: evolution and genetics; basic cell physiology and
biochemistry, primary production, trophic structure and nutrient
cycling; population dynamics, relationships among organisms,
co-evolution and mutualism succession; features of temperate and
tropical ecosystems, biodiversity.
Required text: Starr, “Basic Concepts in Biology”, Fifth edition, 2003.
Exams/papers: Four exams - 50% multiple choice; 50% short answer/essay.