BIO 201-Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems
PLEASE NOTE: BIO201 and 202 cannot be taken online together -The dates and times of the exams are concurrent. Please choose one OR the other of these two courses. See Summer Session Website for more information. You may take BIO358 online concurrent with either BIO201 or BIO202.
SUMMER 2013 Schedule
SUMMER 2013-Extended Session 1
May 28th – July 18th 2013
Stony Brook Students: DEC E Natural Sciences
Non-Stony Brook Students – Check with your Institution for Transfer Info.
This course is offered online except for the Three Mandatory Live Exams. Exams may be taken at either our West Campus in Stony Brook, NY OR at our Manhattan Campus.
Register for the Manhattan Section (Section 60) to take Exams in Manhattan and for the West Campus Section (Section 1) to take Exams on West Campus (Stony Brook, NY). Please contact us for other possible locations.
Stony Brook WEST (Main) Campus Sections:
MANDATORY Exam 1: Tuesday, June 18th- 6:30–8:30 PM- Rm Javits 102
MANDATORY Exam 2: Tuesday, July 2nd-6:30–8:30 PM -Rm Javits 102
MANDATORY Exam 3+Final Exam: Thursday, July 18th-6:30-9:30-Rm Javits 102
Manhattan Campus Sections
387 Park Avenue South
Student Entrance: 101 East 27th Street, 3rd floor
MANDATORY Exam 1: Tuesday, June 18th- 6:30–8:30 PM- Rm 321B/C
MANDATORY Exam 2: Tuesday, July 2nd-6:30–8:30 PM -Rm 321B/C
MANDATORY Exam 3+Final Exam: Thursday, July 18th-6:30-9:30- Rm 321B/C
Major objectives of this course:
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Welcome to the fundamentals of cell biology, organisms to ecosystems! This course is an introduction to the major groups of living organisms. Structure, functions, the ecological roles of organisms in communities and ecosystems, and their evolutionary history are covered. Genetics and demography are discussed in the context of evolution by natural selection. Our goal is to give you a strong foundation in the principles you need to understand and solve problems in the areas of organismal, ecological, and evolutionary biology. Whether your career goal is medicine, basic research, clinical research, or teaching, a sound, rigorous understanding of these basic principles is crucial. This online course is structured to support your efficient mastery of the extensive course material, including content exploration in small asynchronous discussion groups. You will find the problem solving skills you learn here to be crucial throughout the rest of your career, including in the laboratory segments of your academic degree program.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: This course is organized in thirds with a live, in-person evening exam given at the end of each third to assess your mastery of the content presented. The cumulative final exam is given concurrently with the exam for the last third of the course (for a total of three live exam sessions). These exams may be taken at either the Stony Brook or Manhattan campuses. All other features of the course are online and delivered through Blackboard. The content of the course is accessible to you via video lectures, lecture Power Points for note taking, and through readings in the 9th Edition of the Sadava Biology textbook.
Multiple choice sample questions covering challenging content will be the basis of your discussions with peers in the asynchronous discussion groups. Three posts per week discussing these questions with your colleagues are required. This portion of your work will also serve as a powerful study aid for mastery of key concepts and performing well on the exams as well as to increase your critical thinking and communication skills. Grading for this portion of the course will consist of the assessment of your critical thinking and application skills as guided by the discussion board rubric.
Biology ONLINE: Life Sciences Rm. 380, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215 - 631 632-8548