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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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BI 102E - General Biology-Animal Biology

4 Credit(s)

Students learn the physiology and function of vertebrates: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals. Topics: evolution of unique adaptations, comparative anatomy. Activities: lab, lecture, discussion, computer/Web use. Relevant issues: endangered species, habitat loss, pollution, conservation.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply scientific inquiry to biological sciences.
  2. Describe the steps involved in scientific inquiry and distinguish between a hypothesis and a theory.
  3. Make a flow chart and describe the evolution of vertebrate animals: from cell to tissue to organ to organ system. 
  4. Accurately describe, illustrate, and explain the structure and function of different tissue types found in vertebrate animals. 
  5. Model homeostasis and demonstrate both positive and negative feedback loops in biological systems found in vertebrate animals.
  6. Apply generalized models of homeostasis to new situations found in vertebrate animals. 
  7. Accurately describe, illustrate and explain the anatomy and physiology of at least 3 of the following 7 organ systems found in Vertebrate Animals: nutrients, circulation, gas exchange, reproduction and development, signaling, defense, support and locomotion. 
  8. Compare and contrast how the above systems work in Vertebrate Animals. 
  9. Evaluate and critique scientific information from various sources for reliability and validity (journals, magazines, newspapers, television, and the internet.
  10. Analyze and evaluate Case studies of Vertebrate Animals as they relate to problems with their physiological needs. 
  11. Engage in logical methodology and communicate via mathematical and graphical models.
  12. Describe the phylogenetic relationships among organisms and arrange them on a phylogenetic tree. 
  13. Describe natural selection and speciation and be able to describe the evolution of a novel trait/species. 
  14. Relate the structure of phylogenetic trees to the history of biological evolution.

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