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Advanced System Architecture, Spring 2006
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This course provides a deep understanding of engineering systems at a level intended for research on complex engineering systems. It provides a review and extension of what is known about system architecture and complexity from a theoretical point of view while examining the origins of and recent developments in the field. The class considers how and where the theory has been applied, and uses key analytical methods proposed. Students examine the level of observational (qualitative and quantitative) understanding necessary for successful use of the theoretical framework for a specific engineering system. Case studies apply the theory and principles to engineering systems.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Management
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Magee, Christopher
Date Added:
01/01/2006
Biology 2e
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Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand—and apply—key concepts. The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
03/07/2018
Biology 2e, Evolutionary Processes, Phylogenies and the History of Life, Organizing Life on Earth
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Discuss the need for a comprehensive classification system
List the different levels of the taxonomic classification system
Describe how systematics and taxonomy relate to phylogeny
Discuss a phylogenetic tree's components and purpose

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/20/2018
Botany
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In this course, you will learn the basics of plant biology. The student will begin with plant anatomy, learning the names and functions of all of the parts of a plant, then move on to plant physiology, where you will learn about photosynthesis, growth, and reproduction. Next, the student will study plant evolution according to the fossil record and examine the diversity of plant life in existence today and how that diversity impacts global ecology. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: identify and describe the functions of the different cells, tissues, and organs that make up a plant; describe the major life processes in plants (photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, growth and development, and reproduction) at the tissue, organ, cellular, and molecular level; explain the history and evolution of plants on earth; discuss plant diversity and identify the major characteristics of plant phylogenetic divisions; explain how plants fit into the global ecological system and why they are essential for life on earth. (Biology 306)

Subject:
Botany
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Canvas Course Shell for Concepts of Biology
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This module contains a link to download the Canvas Course shell for this entire course. The link will allow instructors from institutions that use the Canvas LMS to download the entire Canvas course for use.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
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LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concept of Biology Study Guides
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This module contains study guides for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 in the Concepts of Biology textbook. The study guides are a list of questions that Instructors can give to students to help them prepare for tests. They can also be used for homework or in-class assignments.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Student Guide
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Course Information
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This module includes information about the course, information on how to obtain the textbook, a suggested course schedule, a course description and a list of learning outcomes.

Subject:
Biology
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Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Lecture PowerPoints
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This module contains lecture PowerPoint slides in pptx format for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 for the Concepts of Biology book by Rice University. These slides contain tables, illustrations and text and are suitable for use in face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. They contain extensive text and could be utilized as instructor notes as well. The Concepts of Biology book can be downloaded on the following website: https://openstax.org/.

Subject:
Biology
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Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology PowerPoints (pdf for ADA)
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This module contains lecture PowerPoint slides in pdf format for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 for the Concepts of Biology book by Rice University. They have been modified for ADA compliance for use with screen readers. These slides contain tables, illustrations and text and are suitable for use in face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. They contain extensive text and could be utilized as instructor notes as well. The Concepts of Biology book can be downloaded on the following website: https://openstax.org/.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Evolutionary Biology
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This course will look at the various mechanisms of evolution, how these mechanisms work, and how change is measured. The course will begin by reviewing the evolutionary concepts of selection and speciation. The student will then learn to measure evolutionary change and look at the history of life according to the fossil record and a discussion of the broad range of life forms as they are currently classified. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: define evolution and describe different types of selection; provide examples of microevolutionary forces and describe how they impact the genetics of populations; describe the Hardy-Weinberg principle and solve problems related to Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium; provide examples of games used in evolutionary game theory; connect biological phenomena to game theory; develop simple phylogenies from molecular or morphological data; identify important evolutionary events that have occurred throughout geologic time; characterize and provide examples of major plant and animal phyla. (Biology 312)

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Ecology
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This course describes biological changes that happen on a very large scale, across entire populations of organisms and over the course of millions of years, in the form of evolution and ecology. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Use their understanding of Mendelian genetics and patterns of inheritance to predict genotypes and phenotypes of offspring or work backwards to identify the genotypes and phenotypes of a parental generation; Distinguish between inheritance patterns that involve autosomal vs. sex-linked traits and identify the respective consequences of each type of inheritance; Identify what distinguishes DarwinĺÎĺĺÎĺs theory of evolution from other arguments that attempt to explain diversity across species and/or many generations; Identify which of many types of natural selection is acting on a particular population/species; Identify which of many types of sexual selection is acting on a particular population/species; Identify the factors that alter the frequencies of alleles in populations over time and describe the effects of these factors on populations; Recognize, read, and create phylogenies and cladograms, using them to explain evolutionary relationships; Determine the ecological interactions affecting a particular community and identify the effects of specific relationships (e.g. symbiosis, competition) on species within that community; Distinguish between world biomes in terms of their climate, nutrient cycles, energy flow, and inhabitants; Use their knowledge of nutrient cycles and energy flow to estimate the effect that changes in physical or biological factors would have on a particular ecosystem. (Biology 102; See also: Psychology 204)

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Ecology - Laboratory
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This lab course supplements ĺÎĺĺĺŤIntroduction to Evolutionary Biology and EcologyĄ_ĺĺö. Although it does not replicate a true lab experience, it does encourage greater familiarity with scientific thinking and techniques, and will enable exploration of some key principles of evolutionary biology and ecology. This lab supplement focuses on visual understanding, application, and practical use of knowledge. In each unit, the student will work through tutorials related to important scientific concepts and then will be asked to think creatively about how that knowledge can be put to practical or experimental use. Upon successful completion of this lab supplement, the student will be able to: Display an understanding of Mendelian inheritance as applied to organisms in virtual experiments; Describe the process of natural selection and understand how it will alter populations over generations and under a variety of selection pressures; Understand how the process of speciation is affected by isolation and selection pressures; Understand predator-prey dynamics under a variety of ecological conditions; Distinguish between biomes in terms of their structure/climates as well as the types and diversity of organisms that inhabit them. (Biology 102 Laboratory)

Subject:
Biology
Ecology
Genetics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2019
Microbiology
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This course will cover a range of diverse areas of microbiology, including virology, bacteriology, and even applied microbiology. This course will focus on the medical aspects of microbiology, as medical research has been the primary motivator in microbiology research. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: explain how organisms are classified using taxonomy, focusing on the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya; describe the chemical building blocks and metabolic processes important to sustain microbial life; identify the major principles of microbiology and describe the relationship between microbes and other living organisms; discuss pathogenic microbes and their epidemiology; differentiate between microorganisms based on their shape, size, arrangement, staining, and culture characteristics; outline antimicrobial methods including antibiotic use; explain how the human body protects itself; list uses for microbiology in food and beverage preparation and industry. (Biology 307)

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/04/2019
Zoology
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In this course, the student will gain a broad understanding of zoology. The course will begin with an introduction to and definition of zoology, followed by a look at the history and evolution of animals. This course will also cover taxonomy, comparative anatomy, and the physiology of animals, as well as animal ecology: the interaction of animals with one another and with their environment. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: have a comprehensive knowledge of zoology and its relationship with other fields of biology; compare and contrast anatomical and physiological characteristics of vertebrates and invertebrates; answer specific questions about zoogeography, geologic time scale, animal evolution, and paleontology; define, identify, and describe the different body systems; apply this knowledge for further study in any biological fields that involves animals. (Biology 309)

Subject:
Zoology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/04/2019