4 Credits, 5 Contacts

A general study of the principles and processes of biology and the nature of biological investigation, with emphasis on evolution, speciation, ecology and the diversity of life (includes taxonomy and classifications of organisms). Laboratory investigations coordinated with lecture topics.

Prerequisite: ENG 073 and BIO 120 or one year of high school biology; ENG 121 is highly recommended prior to or concurrently with this course.