General Biology II is a continuation of BIO 141 which is the basic course for beginning college students majoring in biology. The course assists the students in acquiring a knowledge base about history, development, and significant moments and people in the discipline, the organization, characteristics, diversity and interrelationship of biotic and abiotic systems. Evolutionary and ecological concepts including characteristics of various land biomes, populations, atmosphere, weather interactions and effects, and ocean systems are covered. The course presents key concepts and selected topics that reflect current research in all fields of biological sciences. The course provides examples of problem solving and experiments to provide familiarity with a scientific approach to interpreting living organ-isms. Three hours of lecture, two hours of laboratory per week.