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BIOL& 100 - Survey of Biology

5 Credits
Examines major unifying concepts and methods of the life sciences from the cell to evolution. Includes laboratory.

Pre-requisite(s) MATH 081 or higher min 2.0
Placement Eligibility Math 091 or higher
Course Note Previously BIOL 100.

Designed to Serve Non-Biology majors
Active Date 2015-11-09

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 66
Degree Distributions: AA Science, Science Lab
Course Outline
1. Ecological relationships among organisms and between organisms and their environment; includes the study of major biomes.

2. Plant growth and function.

3. Cell structure, chemistry and function in living organisms.

4. Animal growth, development and physiology.

5. Microbial organisms in nature.

6. Reproduction and inheritance.

7. Evolution as a process and as a unifying concept in biology.

8. The scientific experimental method in biology.

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain the function of evolution as the unifying concept of biology

Describe the ecological interactions and interdependency of organisms and their environment.

Explain physiology at the level of the cell and the organism

Distinguish between the nature of plants, animals, and microbes

Describe the importance of the scientific method for science and in one’s daily life.

Be familiar with laboratory techniques and the use of experiment and observation in the practice of science

Appreciate the scope of current biological research

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