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Loyola University Maryland    
  Nov 19, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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BL 121 - Organismal Biology

(3.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: BL 118 , BL 119 . Corequisite: BL 126 . Students are provided a brief introduction into the diversity of organisms, followed by a more in-depth examination of the relationship between the structure and function of cells, tissues, and organ systems in plants and animals. A comparative approach is used to examine how organisms solve various issues pertaining to life. These problems include nutrition, exchange of gasses, reproduction and development, transport of materials, and control via hormonal and neural communication. Students are introduced to the process of scientific thinking, as well as the principles of organismal biology. Required for biology majors. Fulfills the natural science core requirement.

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