BIOL 232 - Biology II

Biology II -  BIOL 232

Class Meeting: Thursday 11:00 - 12:30

Catalog Description:


This course presents an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of plants and animals covering their structure, growth, nutrition, transport, reproduction, development, and control systems, cell division, histology, invertebrates, entomology and vertebrate physiology and embryology.
 
Course Objectives:

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of life at the organismal and ecological levels. Emphasis is placed on organisms, plant and animal forms and functions, ecology and other related topics. By comparing the processes in multicellular plants and animals, students investigate increasing levels of complexity.


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO’s)

Knowledge and understanding:

At the end of this course the students should be able to:

    K1- Describe the four main kinds of animal tissues along with examples of where they can be found in humans and of the purpose they may serve.

    K2- Explain the purpose of having tissues organized into organs and organs into organ systems within the human body.

    K3- Present the concept of homeostasis, along with examples of how it may function in humans.

    K4- Describe vital processes including blood circulation, gas exchange, food digestion and nutrient absorption, body fluid regulation, control of nervous impulses and reproduction.

    K5- Recognize the morphological diversity of plant.

    K6- Describe the anatomical features of plant cell.

    K7- List different types of plant cells and tissues.

    K8- Describe the essential physiological process of plant cell including photosynthesis and respiration, water and nutrient uptake.

Intellectual abilities:

At the end of this course the students should be able to:

    I1- Demonstrate understanding of life at the organismal and ecological levels.

    I2- Deduce the relationship between environmental stress and plant response with and across cells, tissues and organs.

Professional and Practical competencies:

At the end of this course the students should be able to:

    P1- To present data related to biology.

General and Transferable Skills: At the end of this course the students should be able to:

    S1- Communicate with others positively

    S2- Think independently and access relevant literature and review information.     

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