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BI212 Principles of Biology II

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Includes mechanisms and patterns of inheritance, population genetics, gene expression, the diversity of organisms, and the evolutionary history of life on earth. Includes some dissection of plants and animals. The second course in a three-course sequence for students majoring in biology or related sciences, including pre-medical, pre-dental, chiropractic, and pharmacy. Prerequisite: BI 211. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide.)

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List of classes for BI212 Principles of Biology II
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41136RC Remote
from 12 to 12:50pm

From September 28 through December 14, 2021
Textbooks for CRN 41136
Instructor: Jon J Briggs
Tuition: credit Fees: $0
Notes: CRN includes Lec & Lab.
and RC Remote
from 12 to 12:50pm

From September 30 through December 16, 2021
Instructor: Jon J Briggs

Course details: CRN 41136

Course materials


Find out which textbooks are required for this course.


Webcams, microphones, and a willingness to type into the chatbox are encouraged to allow us to interact and ask questions during scheduled lecture and lab meetings (synchronous), as we go through slides and work together in breakout groups. Lectures and discussions during lecture and lab times will be recorded.

Instructor comments:

The required textbooks for Biology 211-212-213 at all PCC campuses are Campbell Biology, 12th edition and Investigating Biology, 9th edition, both published by Pearson Education, Inc. Previous hard copy editions of Campbell Biology are acceptable to use.

You can choose from various print/e-text combinations, but keep in mind that Gloekler and Lucas (2021) show that many students prefer hard copy texts for learning over e-texts despite cost differences and Clinton (2019) has shown that reading from paper may be more efficient. Especially if you plan to take the 3-quarter sequence at PCC and/or PSU, we recommend Campbell Biology as a "24-month combo code" that includes Mastering Biology (Pearson's online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts), the e-text, and prepaid-print-upgrade (a 3-hole punched loose leaf mailed to you after you redeem your online code to Mastering Biology and the e-text). Also, purchase the print lab manual Investigating Biology

Campbell Biology is also available as an instant online e-text with a print upgrade (3-hole punched loose leaf mailed to you) without Mastering Biology or as an e-text alone. Investigating Biology is also available as an e-text alone but is not recommended by most instructors and students.

Literature Cited

Clinton, V. (2019). Reading from paper compared to screens: A systematic review and meta‚Äźanalysis. Journal of Research in Reading, 42(2), 288–325. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-9817.12269

Gloekler, L. A., & Lucas, D. (2021). Nursing Students’ Preferences in Test-taking, E-Books, and Learning Styles: A Longitudinal Study. International Journal of Nursing Education, 13(1), 152–159. 10.37506/ijone.v13i1.13333

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