COURSE TITLE: Introductory Biology
NUMBER/SECTION: BIOL 101-00M
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COURSE OUTLINE OF RECORD
PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 025 Introduction to College Writing II or ENGL 093 Introduction to College Writing and ENGL 032 Reading Strategies for College II or ENGL 083 Reading Strategies for College and MATH 015 Fundamentals of Algebra I or MATH 023 Essentials of Algebra I.
SCHOOL: Liberal Arts and Sciences
PROGRAM: Liberal Arts
CREDIT HOURS: 3
CONTACT HOURS: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2012
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS REVISION: Fall, 2013
Introduces the basic concepts of life. Includes discussion of cellular and organismal biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and interaction among all living organisms. Addresses applications of biology to society.
MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to: 1. Apply the scientific method to problems encountered in everyday life. 2. Provide examples of the historic development of current scientific thought. 3. Demonstrate basic skills of metric measuring, data collection, data interpretation, and microscope use. 4. Interpret simulations of biological systems and relate them to concrete applications. 5. Describe plant structures and functions including reproductive biology, development, and regulation of systems. 6. Identify the internal and external structures of both the prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and define the functions of each. 7. Recognize energy pathways such as photosynthesis, respiration, and overall cellular metabolism. 8. Describe the basic processes of mitosis and meiosis and relate them to the life cycle of organisms. 9. Summarize the mechanisms of inheritance and the processes by which protein and DNA are synthesized. 10. Describe the major principles of genetics and biotechnology. 11. Understand the mechanisms of natural selection and their impact on evolution. 12. Identify major ecological concepts such as communities, energy flow and nutrient cycling, and renewable and non-renewable resources. 13. Describe the general properties and characteristics of the biological kingdoms. 14. Describe human structures and functions including reproductive biology, development, behavior, and regulation of organ systems. 15.
Apply the scientific method and the knowledge gained from the course to societal concerns.
Topical areas of study include:
Basic inorganic and organic chemistry principles Animal biology
Cell cycle and the mechanisms of molecular genetics Plant biology
Natural selection and evolution
Cell structure and function, enzyme function Genetics
General process of energy transformation Ecology
Photosynthesis, aerobic and anaerobic respiration Phylogeny
REQUIRED TEXT & MATERIALS
It is expected that students will have all materials by the first day of class.
Title: BIOLOGY: A guide to the Natural World...
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