BIO161

A representation of the diversity of life, the main topic of this course.
A representation of the diversity of life, the main topic of this course.

Course Materials


Grades for the Class


Units for the Class

  • Unit 1 – Evolution and Systematics (PPTX)
  • Unit 2 – Diversity, Prokaryotes and Protists (Chapter 26, 27, 28, 29)
  • Unit 3 – Plants and Fungi (Chapter 30, 31)
  • Unit 4 – Animal Diversity and the Protostomes (PPTX, Chapters 33-34)
  • Unit 5 – Deuterostomes (PPTX, Chapter 35)

Lab Materials


Course Links

  • Microsoft’s Free PowerPoint Viewer (link), this allows you to view/use the interactive PowerPoint files without having the entire PowerPoint program.
  • Acrobat Reader (link), this will allow you open and view PDF files.

Archived Syllabuses

  • FS2013
  • WS2013
  • FS2012
  • WS2012 (I did not teach the course, consult Dr. Jon Powell)
  • FS2011
  • Prior to FS2011 BIO161 was not taught, consult syllabuses from BIO131 (deactivated)

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