This is the second in a series of two introductory biology courses (BIOC 201, EBIO 202), offered annually in the Spring. In EBIO 202 you will study the variety of life that makes up this planet; you will learn about various species, their classification, functions, how they came into existence, and their interactions with each other and their environments. You will learn how evolution is central to a complete understanding of modern biology, and will be introduced to the science of ecology and its various sub-disciplines including population ecology, community ecology, and ecosystem ecology. You will learn how a comparative approach offers insight into human anatomy and physiology. We will also touch on conservation biology and restorative ecology. Group discussions will allow students to explore these topics in more detail and discover how they are relevant to our everyday lives.