20119 General Biology II: Structure and Function of Plants and Animals, Ecology

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Life Sciences

Prerequisites: none

Required: General Biology I

This course is a continuation of General Biology I (20118) and is based on a Hebrew translation of Volume II of Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (8th ed.), by C. Starr and R. Taggart (Wadsworth, 1998).

In this course, students apply knowledge acquired in General Biology I to learn about systems, phenomena and processes characterizing complex organisms such as plants and animals and to examine the interrelationships between organisms and between organisms and the environment. The course includes mandatory laboratory sessions conducted at study centers. A multimedia presentation on the structure and function of nerve cells is on the course website.

Topics: Plant structure and function; Animal structure and function; Ecology and behavior.