Course Descriptions

Introductory Biology II and LAB – BIOL 1012K


This course covers the evolution and diversity of organisms, including microbes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals. Additional topics include body systems, the immune system, reproduction and development, and ecology. For non-biology majors only.

Important Lab Information (Fall 2022 only)

This course has a laboratory component that requires you to purchase a lab kit. More information can be found below, but you are encouraged to purchase the kit and begin gathering any additional materials as soon as possible.

The cost includes lab material for BIOL 1012K (See lab material list).

Lab Kit Cost - $182.00

(Price does not include sales tax, shipping and handling)

NOTE: For Fall 2022, if you are enrolled in sections 1AG or 1DG, you will NOT need to order a lab kit. These sections will utilize Labster virtual labs. Access to Labster is $85. You will be prompted for payment when first accessing the labs in the course.

Name Office Phone Email
Christopher Beals Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Valerie Crouse University of West Georgia
Candice Flowe-Chatman Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Richard Foreman Albany State University
Jenny Harper Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Jessica Hartel University of North Georgia
Brandon Henry Albany State University
Deon O'Bryant Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Martiana Sega East Georgia State College
Marina Smitherman Dalton State College
Eric Wruck East Georgia State College
Doug Wyatt Albany State University

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

Lab Kit Ordering Instructions

Your course requires the purchase of a lab kit. It contains all of the materials you will need to perform the labs for this course. Please order in advance of the course start date!

How to order from eScience Labs

Your lab kit is available directly from the eScience Labs website. They will ship it directly to you.

Your SKU is: KIT1961

To place your order, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Go to
  2. Go to the “Log In” icon located in the upper-right corner and create a new account (if you do not have one already)
  3. Once logged in, click on the “Have Code?” button on the upper right side of the page, in the navigation bar
  4. Enter your SKU, KIT1961 (no spaces), and proceed to check out

Check with your bookstore

Bookstores may offer lab kit vouchers that are redeemable with eScience Labs. Be sure to check with your bookstore for this option. To redeem your vouchers:

  1. Go to
  2. Go to the “Log In” icon located in the upper-right corner and create a new account (if you do not have one already)
  3. Once logged in, click on the “Have Code?” button on the upper right side of the page, in the navigation bar
  4. Use the code from purchased voucher and proceed to check out

Processing Timeline

Please allow up to 1-3 business days to process your order and an additional 3-5 business days for delivery. eScience Labs ships all lab kits through standard UPS Ground. Please call 1-888-ESL-KITS (1-888-375-5487) for more information.

Student questions

Please contact eScience Labs if you have any questions about the kits at Then Click on “Student” button. This is the fastest way for students to get help.

eScience Labs can also be reached over the phone (1-888-375-5487) Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm Mountain Standard time.

eScience Labs Return Policy

  • These science kits are warranted only to contain their stated list of equipment and supplies
  • Only fully intact and resalable products returned within 30 days of receipt qualify for a refund
  • Student must contact eScience Labs, Inc. in advance to request a Return Merchandise Authorization and shipping instructions
  • Kits returned without a Return Merchandise Authorization will be refused by eScience Labs
  • Authorization of refund will be completed within 3-5 days of receiving the returned kit
  • A restocking fee equal to 20% of the product price for inspecting and restocking and any return shipping costs will be deducted from any refund

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the mechanisms of evolution and how speciation can occur.
  • Explain how and why biologists classify living things as they do.
  • Correctly name different groups of organisms and explain how organisms in these groups survive in their particular environments.
  • Define several of the important morphological traits for some groups, such as plants, fungi and animals.
  • Describe and explain the function of various animal organ systems, as well as the processes of reproduction and development.
  • Characterize the relationships of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings, including how ecosystems as a whole are interconnected and interdependent.
  • Recognize the importance and methods of conserving biodiversity.
  • Unit 1: Evolution & Its Processes
  • Unit 2: Diversity of Life
  • Unit 3: Diversity of Microbes, Fungi, & Protists
  • Unit 4: Diversity of Plants
  • Unit 5: Diversity of Animals
  • Unit 6: The Body's Systems
  • Unit 7: The Immune System & Diseases
  • Unit 8: Animal Reproduction & Development
  • Unit 9: Population & Community Ecology
  • Unit 10: Ecosystems & The Biosphere
  • Unit 11: Conservation & Biodiversity

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Discussions - 10%
  • Quizzes - 25%
  • Assignments - 9%
  • Labs - 25%
  • Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam - 15%

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