GENERAL BIOLOGY II

  • Program: Biology
  • Course: General Biology II
  • Course #: BIOL2105
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is the second in a two semester general biology course. Topics will include evolution, biological diversity, botany, zoology and introductory concepts of ecology. The laboratory sessions will reinforce concepts discussed in lecture emphasizing anatomy and physiology of selected members of the plant and animal kingdoms. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explain how scientific methods are used to solve problems
Examine the six kingdom classification concept
Recognize evolution as the core theme of biology which accounts for both the unity and diversity of living things
Illustrate how organisms interact in an ecosystem
Explain the role of photosynthesis in living organisms
Relate the effects of environmental problems on ecological systems
Illustrate the life cycles of plants and animals
Demonstrate proper techniques of microscopy
Synthesize biological concepts
Synthesize biological experimental methods
Measure biological processes in a laboratory setting
Examine biological processes in a laboratory setting
Document experimental data in accordance with proper scientific technique
Interpret experimental data
Formulate hypotheses
Test hypotheses
Test experimental predictions

Credit Details
  • Total Credits: 4
  • Credit Type: Lecture
  • Lab Credits:  1
  • MnTC Goal: 3
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  BIOL2005 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie