Jun 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ ARCHIVED CATALOG VERSION ]

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BIOL 100 - General Biology

Number of Credits: 4
General Biology is a one-semester course intended for non-science majors. In addition to concepts of science in general, this course will overview the major concepts of biology, including cells and cell processes, genetics, evolution, a survey of the diversity of life: microorganisms, animal anatomy and physiology, plant structure and function. It is well suited for students who plan to teach at the elementary and middle school level. Content is based on topics recommended by the National Science Education Content Standards and those of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. This course does not satisfy the requirements for pathways in allied health, nursing, PTA, exercise and health sciences, STEM or psychology. Students cannot use both BIOL-100 and BIOL 101  to fulfill science requirements. (Fall, Spring & Summer Only) Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four Credits. Four billable hours.

GENERAL EDUCATION Category: Biological and Physical Sciences

Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 , plus MAT 095  with a minimum grade of C or better.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Relate basic chemical structures to physical structures and processes of cells. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE6, GE7, GE8)
  2. Demonstrate how DNA is the basis for genetic control of life, growth and reproduction. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE6, GE7, GE8)
  3. Be able to explain how evolution is a unifying thread in biology. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5)
  4. Identify phylogenetic relationships and the connection to evolution in the diversity of life. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE6, GE7, GE8)
  5. Describe the structure function of and the interaction between animals systems including human. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE6, GE7, GE8)
  6. Describe the structure and processes of plants and microorganisms and their relationships to other organisms in an ecosystem. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE8)
  7. Engage in collaborative laboratory activities, formulate hypotheses, collect and interpret data, and communicate conclusions in written, oral, or visual formats. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE6, GE7, GE8)
  8. Research and present information on selected topics using various modes of communication (oral, written, and visual). (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE6, GE7, GE8)

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