May 25, 2019
ABE 028 - Survey of Life Principles 5 Credits
Examines major unifying concepts and methods of the life sciences from the cell to evolution. Includes laboratory.
Instructor Permission Required Yes
Designed to Serve High school completion students. This course fulfills one credit of lab science for a high school diploma.
Active Date 2014-09-02
Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 44 Lab 22 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 66
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
1. Explain the function of evolution as the unifying concept of biology.
2. Describe the ecological interactions and interdependency of organisms and their environment.
3. Explain physiology at the level of the cell and the organism.
4. Distinguish between the nature of plants, animals, and microbes.
5. Describe the importance of scientific method for science and in one’s daily life.
6. Be familiar with laboratory techniques and the use of experiment and observation in the practice of science.
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