Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook Archived Catalog

BIOL 1120 - General Biology II

4 sem hrs cr

(3 hours lecture-3 hours lab)

This course examines the major groups of plants and animals. Emphasis is placed on the taxonomy, morphology, physiology, ecology, and evolution of these two kingdoms. Prerequisite: Exemption from or completion of learning support competency courses. 

In rare and unusual circumstances, a course prerequisite can be overridden with the permission of the Department Lead for the discipline.

This course may include proctored exams which must be completed on campus or at an instructor approved proctoring center which may require additional costs to the student. Please consult your instructor for additional details.

  Formerly/Same As (Formerly BIO 1420)

Transfer (UT) or Non-Transfer Course (UN): UT

Master Course Syllabus
Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students should…

  • be knowledgeable of taxonomy and the evolutionary relationships and significant innovations regarding the different plant and animal groups.
  • be knowledgeable of animal characteristics related to advancement and complexity and their application to the major animal phyla.
  • know the major human body systems including the circulatory, digestive, respiratory, nervous, muscular, skeletal, and reproductive systems.
  • be knowledgeable about anatomical structures and reproductive features of both non-flowering and flowering plants.
  • know the significant plant division characteristics.
  • know significant ecological relationships regarding populations, communities, ecosystems, and biomes.


Course Objectives

Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to…

  • utilize taxonomy in describing relationships between organisms.
  • observe characteristics unique to each animal phyla.
  • gain a detailed understanding of select human body systems.
  • view plant anatomical structures and features showing plant division characteristics.
  • gain an understanding of ecological relationships.