Diversity of Life

Course Description: BIO-141

2 lect., 3 lab., 3 cr.
This course offers the non-science major an opportunity to study representatives of the major groups of bacteria, protistans, plants, fungi, and animals in both lecture and lab. Emphasis will be placed on the major characteristics of each group. The interrelationships among these organisms will be studied both through discussion and through field trips to local sites. The global loss of biodiversity and its significance will be discussed. Students are responsible for their own transportation on field trips.

Instructional Materials:

  • Photo: Diversity of Life textbookText: Diversity of Life: Biology The Unity and Diversity of Life, 11th edition, Cecie Starr & Ralph Taggart , Thomson Brooks/Cole, 2006