Section Info: BIOL-145EX-01

Course Title: Introductory Biology: 'Exploring Biodiversity'
Start Date: 09/06/2023 End Date: 12/19/2023
Term: Fall Semester 2023
Description: In this course, we will take a leap back in time to the origins of life, discuss the evolution of major organismal lineages, and investigate biology processes at different scales, from cellular to ecological. Through the lectures, labs, and in-class discussions, students will be able to explain how scientific knowledge is generated. In lab, students will explore biological diversity, cellular dynamics, and evolutionary and ecological processes, with a focus on gaining skills in scientific inquiry, including hypothesis development, experimental design, collecting and analyzing results, and scientific writing.
Distribution(s): II - Math & Sciences , TP - Topics Course
Academic Level Of Course: Undergraduate     Credits:4.00    

Faculty         Phone         Email address        
Chloe Drummond     

Meeting Dates         Method         Meeting days         Meeting times         Building name         Room     Frequency    
09/06/2023 - 12/19/2023   Lecture   Monday and Wednesday   08:30AM - 09:45AM   KNDD - Kendade   107   Weekly


Requisite Courses        
Coreq: BIOL-145EXL. Take concurrently   Required  

Additional Comments        
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Course Availability
Section status: Closed     Capacity: 24     Enrollment: 24     Available: 0     Waitlist: 0


Book List         Required         Publisher Full Price        
Title: Campbell Biology in Focus
Author: Urry, Lisa, Michael Cain, Steven Wasserman, Peter Mino
ISBN: 9780134710679
Publisher: Pearson
Optional   193.32  

Additional Book Comments        
This is the complete book list for this class.  
Instructor's comments about the book list: All required readings will be made available to you on Moodle. However, I recommend this textbook for background information and examples if you feel more comfortable having a text to follow. There are two copies of the 3rd edition of this textbook on reserve at Mount Holyoke College's Williston Library. They can be checked out and read in the library for 4-hour time periods. Due to the cost of the textbook, I would recommend making use of the available library copies. If you wish to purchase or rent your own copy, any edition of this book would be fine. Please e-mail me ( with any questions or concerns.