Rice University
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity
Rice University

Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity

This course is part of Introduction to Biology: Ecology, Evolution, & Biodiversity Specialization

Taught in English

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Scott Solomon

Instructor: Scott Solomon

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  • Origins, characteristics, and functions of major groups of life; the roles they play in the natural world; and how they are related to people

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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There are 8 modules in this course

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2 videos3 readings1 discussion prompt

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5 videos7 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this module, we will learn about the major groups of prokaryotes, the role of the human microbiome, the discovery of antibiotics, and how bacteria develop antibiotic resistance.

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4 videos5 readings3 quizzes

In this module, we will learn about the differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, the major groups of protists, plants, and fungi and how they affect people and other organisms.

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5 videos7 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt1 plugin

In this module, we will learn about the evolutionary origins of animals, as well as some of the characteristics and importance of invertebrate animals such as Cnidarians, Rotifers, Mollusks, and Arthropods.

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7 videos8 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt1 plugin

In this module, we will learn about the major groups of fish, reptiles, amphibians, and birds.

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7 videos9 readings4 quizzes

In this module, we will learn about the major groups of mammals, including humans and other primates.

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7 videos8 readings2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

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1 video1 peer review

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4.8 (13 ratings)
Scott Solomon
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