BIO 1016 Fundamentals of Biology—Laboratory Research in Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology
3 hours; 3 credits

This is a hands-on course that uses laboratory observations combined with phylogenetic tools to enable students to discover the connections that underlie classifications of organisms. Students examine bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals, both living and preserved (dissection of invertebrates is included). Through description and evaluation of characters, students develop the data that they will use in computer analysis and building of phylogenetic hypotheses (trees of relationship). Written reports and an oral presentation are required.

Baruch Common Core (for students who entered Baruch prior to Fall 2013): This course does not satisfy any requirements.

CUNY Pathways at Baruch (for students who entered Baruch Fall 2013 or later, or who “opt-in” to CUNY Pathways): This course satisfies the “Life and Physical Sciences” requirement of the Flexible Core.

Co-requisite: BIO 1015L, unless transfer student has already satisfied requirement in Scientific World category.

(Not open to students who have completed BIO 1003 or BIO 3001. Students who plan to major in Biological Sciences are advised to take BIO 2010 and BIO 3001.)

Prerequisite: none; Co-requisite: BIO 1015L