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    Virginia Military Institute
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

BI 111 - Fundamentals of Biology I


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 4

This course is the first of a three-part sequence designed to introduce biology majors to the varied topics within the field of biology.  BI 111 will cover systematics and biodiversity including cladistics, and the taxonomic groups and phyla survey; evolution including microevolutionary and macroevolutionary theories; ecology to include competition, speciation, community structure, ecosystems, and biomes.  The laboratories will introduce cladistics, present the different phyla, and a semester-long project on ecology.