Savanna Ecology

Biology: A Human Approach

Biology: A Human Approach is a two-semester introductory biology course expressly designed for the non-science undergraduate.  Within the College of Arts and Sciences it fulfills both the course-sequence requirement and six hours of the 13-hour Natural Sciences Core Curricular Requirements.  The separate one-semester-hour lab course, Biology: A Human Approach Laboratory (EBIO 1050) satisfies the laboratory component of these Core Requirements.  This lab course may be taken with either semester of the lecture course (EBIO 1030 Fall, or EBIO 1040 Spring), or it may be taken totally independently.

 This is not a watered-down science course but a subject-matter driven course designed to be of interest to general education students outside the sciences.  While it minimizes scientific vocabulary, mathematical, chemical and physical concepts, it is not totally devoid of them, and non-science students still tend to find this to be one of their most demanding courses;  but they find the course to be interesting and related to their everyday lives.

 The fall semester (EBIO 1030) deals with ecological / environmental issues, genetics / inheritance, evolution and the diversity of living things.  The spring semester (EBIO 1040) emphasizes a physiological approach to the human body.  The students study the various organ systems -- how they function, how they fail and how they contribute to keeping the body’s internal environment constant when outside conditions are drastically changing.      

 By clicking on the links below additional information about these courses can be accessed.

 1)                 EBIO 1030 Syllabus and Course  Information

 2)                 EBIO 1040 Syllabus and Course Information

 3)        EBIO 1040 Summer Syllabus

 4)        EBIO 1030 Previous Exam I

 5)        EBIO 1030 Previous Exam II

 6)        EBIO 1040 Previous Exam I

 7)        EBIO 1040 Previous Exam II

NOTE:  Other links to non-classroom information are available on the left at the bottom.

University of Colorado 
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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