BIO 1020: Biology II


This course provides an introduction to all major areas of general biology, part two. The goal of this course is to lay the foundation for scientific understanding and to assist students to view general biology as a continuously evolving field of study. This course highlights the relevance and contribution of this discipline to business, health care, policy creation, and other sciences. Upon completion of this two-part course, students should gain an understanding of the relevance and usefulness of biology and its application in several fields and disciplines.


At the end of this course, students will be able to:

1.      Apply the concepts of Darwin on Evolutionary thought and the Evidence of Evolution.

2.      Describe the different stages of the history of life on Earth.

3.      Illustrate the diversity of life: viruses, bacteria, archaea, and protists.

4.      Explain the diversity of life: fungi and plants.

5.      Discuss the diversity of life: animals.

6.      Review the angiosperms: flowering plants.

7.      Identify the form and function of flowering plants.

8.      Explain the essentials of animal anatomy and physiology: the integumentary, skeletal and muscular systems.

9.      Analyze the nervous and endocrine systems.

10.  Assess how the body defends itself: the immune system.

11.  Describe the transport and exchange systems: blood, breath, digestion, and elimination.

12.  Evaluate animal development.

13.  Explain human reproduction.

14.  Describe how populations and communities interact within an ecosystem.

15.  Explain ecosystems and the Biosphere.


Biology I



* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at