SC 118, Integrated Science 2


Chris Young, Ph.D.
Office: CO 207

Rebecca Burton, Ph.D.
Office: CO 221

Angela Frey, Ph.D.
Office: CO 225

Carl Ball, Ph.D.
Office: CO 227

Pat Bowne, Ph.D.
Office: CO 203

Textbook: Biology: Science for Life by C.M. Belk and V.M. Borden

Download the syllabus and other course materials from Educator

Course Goals

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Use analysis, problem-solving, and communication appropriate to this level
    1. Describe basic inheritance patterns and their chromosomal basis
    2. Explain basic human physiological mechanisms
    3. Explain evidence used to support the theory of evolution

  2. Evaluate ethical issues in a manner consistent with scientific knowledge and personal values
    1. Articulate some of the major issues related to modern biotechnology
    2. Successfully complete an environmental project using research skills and basic ecological concepts

  3. Use evidence effectively
    1. Find appropriate scientific information to answer your questions
    2. Evaluate the appropriateness and validity of information
    3. Correctly use citations and references

Course Description

SC 118 - Integrated Science 2 (4 credits, 3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.)
Prereq.: SC 117 or SC 119 -- This course is only for those not taking any future science courses. The student analyzes major concepts, laws and theories of biological sciences and relates them to balances in nature. A strong emphasis is placed on environmental concerns and human biology. The primary focus of the laboratory centers on the design and implementation of an investigative project.
The laboratory must be taken concurrently.


Research Tools for use in finding information for Bioethical responses, focus groups, and environmental projects.

APA Style References

Sample Assessments

Writing in Biology, a short guide to style and technique

Sample Fish Farm Report

Making Successful Posters

Doing Statistics on Excel

Duckweed Sites (there are many more)
The charms of duckweed, The Lemnaceae, and Lemna minor.

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Last update: 9/23/04 by Rebecca Burton, Dept. of Biology, Alverno College