Feb 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

BIO 102 - Biological Science II

Class: 3 Lab: 3 Credits: 4
This course is a study of the classification of organisms and structural and functional considerations of all Kingdoms (Particularly major phyla as well as viruses). Vertebrate animals and vascular plants are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): Take BIO 101  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Evolution of Life
  • Diversity of Life
  • Plant Life
  • Animal Life
  • Ecology of Life

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:
Any additional materials may be provided by the Instructor.
Grading System:
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe anatomical structures and life cycles of Viruses.
  2. Identify characteristics for Domain Bacteria and Domain Archaea.
  3. Identify classification systems and characteristics for Kingdom Protista, Kingdom Fungi, Kingdom Plantae, and Kingdom Animalia, placing representative organisms within the correct classification system.
  4. Describe the scope of ecology including the demographics of populations, growth models regulation of population size and life history patterns.
  5. Discuss the history of evolutionary thought, methods by which populations evolve, speciation, and evidences of macroevolution.
  6. Prepare and present a scientific presentation on an aspect of biology.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Face Covering Requirements:
All faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask/covering at all times (absent a medical condition) on all SCC campuses when safe social distancing measures are not possible or difficult to follow. For further details, refer to the Student Guidelines for Face Coverings and Social Distancing on the SCC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information page.
Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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