BIOL 215 Biology and Diversity of Life

This course is an introductory general biology course for non-science and new science majors. As such, one of the primary goals of the course is to introduce students to the principles and general concepts of biology. Students will be introduced to some of the methods by which scientists gather information about the living world. Lectures emphasize the science of systematics, taxonomy, classification, nomenclature, genetics, evolution, ecology, and the role of biodiversity in sustainability and conservation of biodiversity.