This course provides an understanding of the major unifying principles as they apply to the study of the development and physiological mechanisms utilized by organisms from both animals and plants. In lecture a comparative approach will be taken in the examination of reproduction, development, and physiology primarily at the organismal level. In laboratory, experimental, investigations of both animal and plant systems will reinforce the concepts covered in lecture. Through the lab, students are expected to become proficient in the interpretation and presentation of experimental results through written and oral reports. Taken in addition to the other core courses in the biology curriculum, Biology 240W will help students to integrate concepts ranging from molecular and cellular events through principles governing entire populations and ecosystems. Further, Biology 240W provides the foundation on which students further their study of animal physiology and development – two of the largest options in the biology majors’ curriculum.
This course runs through SRISA's external partners at ISI. SRISA students may take up to 1 course through an external partner.