Integrated Principles of Biology II Lab

Course Code:

Credit Hours:

Effective beginning:

002, 700


Course Description:
A laboratory course intended to be taken concurrently with BSC 2011. Laboratory experiences correlate with the lecture topics in the structure and function of plants and animals and ecology. Activities include dissection of fetal pigs, non-seed and seed plants and may include field trips. Two hours laboratory per week.


Course Details


Corequisite: BSC 2011



Dr. Amanda Clark

Denise Freeman


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Adams, Byron J. Van De Graaff’s Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory (Looseleaf). 8th Edition. Morton Publishing. 2018. ISBN: 9781617317651

OR ISBN: 97816173177668 (eBook)


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

Demonstrate proper laboratory and laboratory safety techniques.

Use a microscope to study plant and animal tissues and structures.

Identify gross plant and animal anatomy.


NS-1, NS-2

NS-1, NS-2

Labs, Tests



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Laboratory activities are primarily hands-on, designed to reinforce lecture topics. The faculty will introduce the weekly topic and demonstrate the laboratory procedure.

Student centered: Laboratory topics are designed to correlate with the lecture material to aid in student understanding. Students will actively engage in weekly laboratory activities, completing lab station assignments, and show mastery of the topics through taking lab practicals.

ACE Lab tutors: Student tutors are available in the lab to provide individualized help. Hours can be found posted each semester on the lab door and/or via the web site.

Office appointments will be made to discuss progress, as needed.


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