BIOL 1510 Biology II: Getting Started

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BIOL 1510 Course Guide

Welcome to the course guide for BIOL 1510.  This guide provides an introduction to the research process as it relates to biology lab report topics and was created to be used in conjunction with the library training held for BIOL 1510. After reviewing this guide, students will have a better understanding how to:

  • determine information need and formulate a research question
  • search library databases using keywords and Boolean operators to find scholarly articles
  • apply theories of evaluating sources to differentiate quality and questionable sources
  • recognize issues of plagiarism and how to use information ethically by citing in APA

Not currently enrolled in BIOL1510 at NSU? Check out the library's subject guide for Biology, which is not tied to a specific course. 

Library Workshop (Required)

Please click the date/time that you want to attend and use the online form to register. These workshops will be held simultaneously online using GoToTraining and in person in Lab A on the second floor of the Alvin Sherman Library. 

On the form, please select whether you want to attend online or in person, but please note that seating is limited in Lab A. (If you do not see an option to attend in person, then Lab A is full and you must attend online.)

Regardless of how you select to attend, everyone will receive an email reminder with the link to attend online. If you registered to attend in person, you may disregard this email.
 

Biology

Course Numbers:

Biology I: BIOL 1500

Biology II: BIOL 1510

Biology I:

An introduction to the biological sciences for students interested in pursuing a career in this area. Includes subcellular and cellular organization, structures/function, biochemistry, classical/molecular genetics, and population dynamics - all arranged around evolution as a major theme. Includes laboratory sessions.

Biology II:  

This course and related labs, the second part of a two-part sequence, introduces the basic principles of biological science at the level of the organism and above. It focuses on a survey of the five kingdoms and compares the structure and function of organ systems in plants and animals. It includes the study of evolution, phylogenetic relationships, species diversity and ecological interactions.

Biology

Course Numbers:

Biology I: BIOL 1500

Biology II: BIOL 1510

Biology I & II Textbook Information:

Reece, J.B., Urry, L.A., Cain, M.L., Wasserman, S.A. (2013). Campbell Biology Plus Mastering Biology with eText. Boston: Benjamin Cummings.  ISBN 9780321775849 

 

 

 

 

Biology

Course Numbers:

Biology I: BIOL 1500

Biology II: BIOL 1510

Biology I:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the chemical foundations and molecular diversity of living organisms and how these components are used to coordinate cellular activities
  • Describe the structures and functions of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
  • Explain the complex metabolic pathways involved in energy acquisition and utilization, as well as, coordination of cellular activities
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with the mechanisms of inheritance, genetic disorders, gene expression, as well as, the use of and recent developments in biotechnology
  • Produce scholarly laboratory reports, which demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method and basic statistical analyses, as well as, the ability to read and interpret data
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical, historical, and contemporary issues related to life science at the cellular and molecular levels

Biology II:

  • Explain how scientists have contributed to our understanding of biology through history
  • Explain the mechanisms of evolution and natural selection
  • Describe how speciation can lead to biological diversity
  • Describe phylogenetic relationships between organisms
  • Describe the various structures and functions of organisms including organ systems
  • Explain how ecological interactions connect the diversity of organisms
  • Describe the variety of ecosystems and habitats of the ecosphere
  • Illustrate the basic structure of representative organisms, from bacteria through chordates
  • Produce laboratory reports, which demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method, basic statistical analyses, and the ability to read and interpret data
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Worksheet (Optional)

Use this worksheet to help determine your information need, formulate your research question, and develop search strategies on your topic.