Course Description

This is a general biology class for students majoring in the Biological Sciences. Biological themes and topics covered in this course include a comprehensive description and discussion on Evolution, Plant and Animal Anatomy/ Physiology, and the Ecosystems of the world. Additionally, students are required to attend and participate in weekly laboratory exercises and activities. These laboratory exercises and activities will include performing experiments that demonstrate and reflect important biological concepts & themes, the collection of biological specimen and attending field trips.

Lecture Notes etc.

Syllabus                                    

La Brea Tar Pits Worksheet

La Brea Tar Pits Info.

Field Trips

Insect Collection

Griffith Park Plants

Biomes and Plant Communities in California

Hardy-Weinberg Practice Problems

Volvocine Line

Lab Exam II Study Guide

Extra Credit (Natural History Museum)

Griffith Observatory

Taxonomy Lab

Chapter 26 Phylogeny and the Tree of Life

Evolution (Natural Selection and Morphological Change in Green Algae)