This General Biology course is designed for Biology and Natural Resources Management majors who are pursuing an Associate Degree at the Independence Junior College. This course introduces students to phylogeny and taxonomy in classification. It provides a detailed breakdown of the six kingdoms of organisms including: Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, protista, fungi, Animalia and plantae. It therefore includes the lifecycles of some of the phylum that belong to the different kingdoms including Chlamydomona, Amoeba, Paramecium, Coniferophyta, Bryophyta and so on. General Biology II also incorporates sexual and asexual reproduction in animals and plants including earthworms, grasshoppers, frogs, humans and birds. The course further includes oogenesis and spermatogenesis in humans as well as the menstrual cycle, courtship, pregnancy, problems associated with the reproductive system, labor and delivery.
This course introduces basic concepts and causes of human illness including etiology, pathology, and immunology. Additionally different categories of disease including common disease affecting the Caribbean region form the bases to identify and assess the impacts of diseases to human survival and well-being. Substance abuses and its physical and social effects and the role of immunology and social and preventative medicine are also an integral component of this course.
This course explores the behavior of chromosomes, nucleus and cytoplasm in mitotic and meiotic cell division and their importance for stability and variation in species. It is also designed to explain mechanisms of asexual reproduction in plants and other organisms, describes methods used for vegetative propagation and explains the use of tissue culture and tissue culture techniques. This course further examines sexual in plants and animals. It details sexual reproduction in flowering plants including; insect pollination, cross-pollination and self-pollination. In addition, it explains the sexual reproduction in humans including; anatomy, hormones, contraceptive methods, and the role nutrition plays on the developing fetus.