What, you ask, is integrative
biology? It is the biology of whole organisms and systems - how life
works. It goes into biology in more depth than the other introductory
courses - 101 and 102, and it complements the detailed cellular information presented in Biology 131, Intro to Cellular Biology. From the catalog:
BIOL133 Integrative Biology:
A media-rich lecture environment facilitates examination of
world biodiversity and how these organisms function as individuals and members
of an ecosystem. Topics include a survey of the major groups of organisms,
animal and plant structure and function, animal and plant systems, responses
to stimuli, etc. These principles are then applied to complex phenomena such
as behavior and responses to environmental phenomena such as eutrophication
and global warming.
Prerequisite: Biology 101 or 102.
Credit: 3 hours