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Biology II
  • Course ID: BIOL 126
  • Subject: Biological Sciences
Enrollment for the May 2024 term is open to register for classes. The August 2024 term will open for registration on May 31st.

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This Biology course online will introduce students to the concepts and connections between evolution and ecology and includes an online lab component. Students will learn how populations evolve, including what factors are necessary for the process of evolution to occur, and how evolution accounts for both the diversity and similarity among all forms of life on Earth (with a focus on vertebrates). Students will use this information to understand the association between how life on Earth has evolved and how animal form (or structure) relates to function. Finally, by learning about the different types of environments on Earth, students will understand how organisms, populations, and communities, are affected by the dynamics of their surroundings (i.e., the ecosystem), and the importance of conserving the diverse forms of life on Earth.


Note: For successful completion of this Biology course online, it is recommended that students are familiar with Biology I or its equivalent

Our Biology II course is a great addition to degree programs that are already underway. Students may also take this course to complete a different degree program not affiliated with Doane University. Doane's Open Learning Courses are not a part of any degree program at Doane University. If you are interested in starting a degree program at Doane, please visit our website at

Courses Include

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  • illustration of a beaker. Labs
Labs fall into three categories: at-home labs, laboratory kits and virtual labs. At-home labs use commonly found household items or things that can easily be purchased and come with a set of instructions on how to complete the lab. Laboratory kits are used in this course and are very similar to at home-labs - items and directions required to complete the lab are sent directly to you via the purchase of a lab kit. Virtual labs are also used in this course and use designed simulations which walk you through any experiment and will ask you lab-related questions. Hands-on labs may require a video of you performing the lab and/or a completed lab report.

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How This Course Works

Courses are completely online: lectures, discussion boards, and even group projects.

You'll be able to view course materials at the start of term.

Once courses begin, assignments are due each week.

Complete labs virtually or in your own home.

Need help or have questions? In addition to instructor access, every student receives support from an advisor.

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