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Alexandria Technical and Community College

BIOL 1452 - General Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course meets Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goal area 3 and 10. This course examines the diversity of life, evolutionary theory, and ecology. Specific topics include speciation, the history of life on Earth, the diversity and structures of living organisms, species distributions and interactions, and ecosystems. Human effects on species and ecosystems will be discussed in the context of conservation biology. Previous completion of BIOL 1450 is recommended but not required. Prerequisite(s): College level reading on placement test or a minimum grade of "C" is required in READ 0900.
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Anoka-Ramsey Community College

BIOL 1107 - Principles of Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
(MnTC Goal 3) Prerequisites: BIOL 1106 and CHEM 1020 or BIOL 1106 and CHEM 1061 with a grade of C or better Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College-level Mathematics, Reading and Writing Continuation of the introduction to the science of biology. This course includes topics in the molecular basis of inheritance, evolutionary origins of life's diversity, the diversity of protista, fungi, plants, animals, and basic concepts in ecology.
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Century College

BIOL 1042 - Principles of Biology II (Pending) - 5 credits
Natural Science (03)
This is a lab science course dealing with ecology and a taxonomic survey of the major groups of organisms. It is a continuation of BIOL 1041. Topics include phylogeny, morphology, development, and structure-function relationships of viruses, bacteria, protistans, plants, fungi, and animals, as well as ecology at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. Laboratory exercises consist of observations and investigations of ecological interactions as well as practical identification of various organisms and structures. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1041 with a grade of C or higher.
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Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

BIOL 1102 - General Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
Fundamental concepts of biology, including classification and diversity of life, anatomy, physiology, and development of prokaryotes, protistans, fungi, animals and plants; behavior; population, community and ecosystem ecology.
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BIOL 1102 - General Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
Fundamental concepts of biology, including classification and diversity of life, anatomy, physiology, and development of prokaryotes, protistans, fungi, animals and plants; behavior; population, community and ecosystem ecology.
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Inver Hills Community College

BIOL 1155 - General Biology: From Organism to Ecosphere - 5 credits
Natural Science (03)
Critical Thinking (02)
Intended for biology majors, students requiring a strong biological background for their chosen fields, or interested non-majors. This course introduces students to the study of organisms at the organismal and ecological levels -- macrobiology. It will integrate knowledge, terminology and concepts from all fields of biology to gain an appreciation of the origin of life and how species diversity arose. Units will include the origin of life, population evolution, phylogenetic classification, ecology, and biodiversity. Lab will include comparative anatomy, examining environmental factors, studies of organisms and their interrelationship with the environment, and independent research projects. Lab exercises involve individual and group work in campus lab facilities and field studies off-campus. Students will gain hands-on experience in the safe handling and use of living and preserved organisms as well as laboratory instruments and equipment.
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Itasca Community College

BIOL 1202 - General Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
Critical Thinking (02)
People/Environment (10)
This course is a continuation of Biology 1201 and is intended for science majors. Topics include evolution, classification of living things, microbes, fungi, a survey of animals, a survey of the plant kingdom, and plant physiology. (3 hours lecture/2 hours lab per week) This course meets MTC areas 2, 3 and 10. Prerequisite(s): Biol 1201
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Lake Superior College

BIOL 1130 - General Biology 2 - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
An introduction to the classification, structure and function, evolution, and ecology of animals, plants, protistans, fungi, and bacteria. Includes hypothesis testing, data interpretation and presentation, and formal introduction to use of primary and secondary scientific literature. May include dissection. MTC goal areas: (3) Natural Sciences. (Prerequisites: BIOL1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent from other college or university or instructor permission) (2.5 hrs lec/3 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College

BIOL 2202 - Biology 2 - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course presents a series of fundamental concepts in biology, focusing on the theme of the unity and diversity of life. You will examine three broad topics: evolution (Darwin's theory, evidence of evolution and the history of life, including humans), organismal biology (the classification and diversity of life based on morphological and anatomical characteristics, life cycles and the evolutionary history of prokaryotes and eukaryotes), and ecology (components and functioning of ecosystems, bio-geography and conservation). The course includes two hours of laboratory instruction per week.
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Minnesota State University, Mankato

BIOL 106 - General Biology II - 4 credits

Study of biological processes at the organismal level including a survey of life forms (viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals), their evolution, and ecology. Laboratory and discussion sessions stress problem solving and experimental design.
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Normandale Community College

BIOL 1502 - Principles of Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
This course is the second in a sequence designed for students majoring in biology and other science related fields, including the health professions. Students will explore the evolution and diversity of organisms and their interactions with each other and the environment. Students will engage in techniques appropriate to the study of diverse organisms and their interactions and gain experience in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and the communication of results. This course meets a requirement for the Biology (Minnesota State Transfer Pathway) AS-P degree, and is the prerequisite for BIOL 2202, 2203, 2205, 2206, 2207, and 2208. Lecture 3 hours per week. Lab 3 hours per week.
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North Hennepin Community College

BIOL 1102 - Principles of Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
Principles of Biology II is a continuation of Principles of Biology I, and covers fundamental concepts of biology at the organismal level and above. Evolution, principles of ecology, and a survey of biodiversity are the major foci of this course. Students apply these concepts in rigorous laboratory exercises. This course, coupled with Biology I, prepares students for further, advanced studies in the biological sciences. Completion of both courses is a prerequisite for many upper-division biology courses. Audience: Biological and physical science majors or those planning to enter a professional program.
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Northland Community and Technical College

BIOL 1112 - Biological Principles II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
(Fulfills MNTC Areas: 3, 10) This is an introductory level course that introduces the concepts of macroevolution, the 6 kingdoms system of classification, comparative study of representatives of the 6 kingdoms with special emphasis on plants and animals, the concept of biomes, and the role of human activities and their affects on the ecological balance of the biosphere. This course includes 3 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week. Prerequisites: None
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Ridgewater College

BIOL 2010 - General Biology II - 5 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course is the second in a two-semester general biology course. This course will include botany (plant anatomy and physiology, life cycles, and classification), zoology (animal anatomy and physiology, life cycles and classification), behavior and ecology. Prerequisite: BIOL2000 or consent of instructor MnTC Goal: 3, Group A & 10
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Riverland Community College

BIOL 1092 - General Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course is the second semester of a two-semester course sequence in general biology. Topics include evolutionary biology, a survey of biological diversity, animal structure and function, plant structure and function, and ecology. This course includes laboratory exercises and experimentation that illustrate core principles covered in the course. Prerequisite: BIOL 1091. MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 10/PE); (4 Cr - 3 lect, 1 lab)
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Rochester Community and Technical College

BIOL 1230 - General Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
(BIOL 112+BIOL 111)
This course is one of two introductory biology courses. It is an organism-based study of the diversity of living organisms including the structure and function of organisms to incorporate how they carry out basic life processes (e.g., gas exchange, nutrition). Students study the comparative anatomy and physiology and the evolutionary history and relationships among organisms, addressing key adaptations to survival of selected organisms. (Prerequisites: None).
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BIOL 1220 - General Biology I - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
(BIOL 112+BIOL 111)
This course is one of two introductory courses in biology. It is a cellular-based approach to the foundational principles of biology, and it addresses basic life processes at molecular, cellular, tissue, and organismal levels, principles of evolution, and interactions among organisms. (Prerequisites: None).
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Saint Paul College

BIOL 1745 - General Biology 2: The Living World - 5 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course covers biological processes, including a survey of life forms (viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals), their evolution, and ecology. The laboratory focuses on organism taxonomy, classification, and mammalian systems including comparative anatomy, organism dissections, ecological interrelationships of organisms and their environment. Three hours of lab per week are required and some activities involve the dissection of preserved animals and animal organs. Traditional, hybrid and online sections are available. This course requires either of these (Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1740 General Biology 1: The Living Cell with a grade of "C" or better) A score of 1 on test PreReq Met BIOL 1745. (MnTC: Goals 3 & 10) 5C/4/1/0
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St. Cloud State University

BIOL 152 - Organismal Diversity - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Organisms at the cellular, organismal, and ecological levels. Integrate knowledge, terminology, and concepts from all fields of biology to gain an appreciation of the origin of life and how species diversity arose. Lab. Prereq.: Eligibility for MATH 112, 193 or higher. 4 Cr. F, S, SUM. Goal 3, 10.
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St. Cloud Technical and Community College

BLGY 1355 - General Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
Meets MN Transfer Curriculum Goal Area 3 Natural Sciences. This course covers biological processes, including a survey of life forms (viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals), their evolution, and ecology. The laboratory focuses on organism taxonomy, classification, and mammalian systems including comparative anatomy, organism dissections, ecological interrelationships of organisms and their environment. This standard science course design is 2 hours face-to-face lecture and an accompanying 4 hours hands-on laboratory application of major scientific concepts which include some dissection of preserved animals and animal organs. This course meets the General Biology II requirement component of the MN State ASP, Biology. Student Learning Outcomes: * Understand and apply knowledge of plant biology, animal biology, evolution and diversity, and ecology. * Recall, explain, and apply concepts, knowledge, and vocabulary of biology at the level necessary for success in subsequent biology courses for science majors. * Demonstrate understanding of the scientific theories in biology. * Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills at a level appropriate for subsequent course in biology for science majors. * Distinguish between and demonstrate appropriate use of primary and secondary scientific literature. * Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory experiments in biology that include the collection of data, statistical analysis, graphical presentation of results and interpretation of sources of error and uncertainty. * Communicate experimental findings both orally and in writing. * Understand and apply knowledge of use of the microscope and other biological laboratory equipment, and apply that knowledge in the proper conduct and interpretation of laboratory investigations. * Interpret how the history of life over the geologic time scale explains patterns and interrelationships of bio-physical and socio-cultural system. * Diagram major taxa of organisms by morphology. * Examine the effect of humans on the environment. * Evaluate the major threats to biodiversity. * Summarize how organisms interact with each other and their environment.
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Vermilion Community College

BIOL 1542 - College Biology II - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
This course introduces concepts of micro and macroevolution, system of classification for the diversity of life, and emphasizes a comparative study of structures, functions and adaptations for representatives of each kingdom of life. Concepts of biomes, the role of human activities and their effects on the ecological balance of the biosphere, and application of biology fundamentals from College Biology 1 (BIOL 1541) are also emphasized.
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Winona State University

BIOL 242 - Organismal Diversity - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
One of two introductory courses in the principles of biology. Introduces ways in which organisms carry out basic life processes (e.g., gas exchange, nutrition) and interactions between organisms. Lecture and laboratory. Offered each semester. Meets GOAL 3.
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