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.

Name Office Phone Email
Valerie Crouse University of West Georgia
Richard Foreman Albany State University
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

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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