Integrated Principles of Biology II

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
3 semester hours credit

Effective beginning:

001, 002, 700


Course Description:
BSC 2011 is an introduction to structure and function at the cellular and organism level; modern concepts of physiology with emphasis on man; and principles of ecology.


Course Details


One full credit in high school biology, or a grade of C or higher in BSC 1005, or consent of department



Dr. Amanda Clark



Required textbooks/ course materials:

Campbell Biology In Focus W / Mastering Biology, Urry, 3rd Edition, Pearson-Benjamin Cummings  ISBN: 9780135686065 or

Mastering w/ 3-hole punch text 9780135191811


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 2 - Natural Science: Explore the Nature of Science

The purpose of the study of the natural sciences component in the core curriculum is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to understand the bases for building and testing scientific theories.

NS-1 Recognize appropriate scientific terminology

NS-2 Apply scientific principles or concepts 

NS-3 Solve real-world problems using scientific knowledge


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Describe plant form and function - include organs, tissues, reproduction and growth.

Group invertebrate phyla and other species by structure and function.

Describe vertebrate anatomy and physiology and relate human structure and function to other animals past and present.

Explain interactions between organisms of the same or different species and between organisms and the environment.

Give examples of ecosystem processes and recognize ecological impacts of organisms.

NS-1, NS-2

NS-1, NS-2

NS-1, NS-2

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

Homework, Tests, Final Exam



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Lecture is the primary method of instruction. Students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions. Lectures may be primarily from the textbook, and may be enhanced by the board illustrations, concept maps, power point presentations. Other teaching strategies may include: use of inquiry, science activities, demonstrations, problem solving, critical thinking, cooperative groups, process skills (homework) and class discussions, large and/or small group projects, and/or oral presentations.


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