This course will address the organization and function of multicellular organisms. Although focused primarily on plants and animals, other kinds of organisms will be discussed. Regulation, homeostasis, and integration of function; nutrient acquisition, processing, and assimilation; photosynthesis; gas exchange; reproductive patterns; and development are all topics that are included in this course. Readings from an introductory text and the secondary and primary scientific literature will be required. Students must also register for a lab. Co-requisite: CHEM 115. Science placement test required for entrance to both BIOL 120 and CHEM 115. Please see Requirements page on the Biology Department website for details.
- Teacher: Frederick Prete