Sep 25, 2018
BIOL& 160 - General Biology with Lab 5 Credits
Introductory cell biology lecture and lab course. Designed primarily for pre-allied health students, but also counts as non-majors lab science distribution credit. BIOL& 160 is a prerequisite for BIOL& 241 (Human Anatomy and Physiology I) and BIOL& 260 (Microbiology). Topics covered are similar to BIOL& 211 but this class does not fulfill the requirements for courses requiring BIOL&211 as a prerequisite.
Pre-requisite(s) MATH 091 or higher min 2.0
Placement Eligibility Math 107, 111, 146, 180, 098
Course Note Previously BIOL 230, previously BIOL 151
Designed to Serve Pre-healthcare professional (pre-nursing, pre-dental hygiene, and others), and interested non-biology majors.
Active Date 2015-05-28
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
I. Organization of Life: General Classification, Unifying Principles of Biology
II. The Nature of Science: Scientific Method, Theories
III. Basic Chemistry: Atoms, Molecules, Bonding, Water, pH
IV. Bio-molecules: Carbohydrates, Lipid, Proteins, Nucleic Acids
V. Cell Structure & Function
VI. Transport Processes: Diffusion, Osmosis, Passive & Active Transport
VII. Metabolism: ATP & Enzymes
VIII. Cellular Respiration: Aerobic, Anaerobic & Fermentation
IX. Photosynthesis (Brief)
X. DNA: Structure & Replication
XI. Protein Synthesis: Transcription, Translation
XII. Cell Division: Mitosis & Meiosis
XIV. Development: Fertilization through Neurula stage (Brief)
XV. Evolution (Overview and intertwined through all topics)
Student Learning Outcomes
Describe the taxonomic arrangement of major organisms.
Explain how science is conducted and what the limitations of science are.
Describe how water, pH, and solute concentrations affect living things in terms of relative tonicity, solute percentages and H+ ion concentrations.
Describe the structure and function of the four major types of bio-molecules.
Explain how metabolic reactions are catalyzed and how temperature, pH & inhibitors affect them.
Describe the pathways and molecular events that occur when a cell is producing energy from sugar under aerobic or anaerobic conditions.
Identify and describe eukaryotic organelles and their functions.
Describe why and how cells reproduce both asexually and sexually, including numbers of daughter cells produced and probability of genetic matches between cells.
Determine the expected ratios and outcomes from genetic crosses involving classic Mendelian, non-Mendelian, and sex-linked modes of inheritance.
Use the light compound microscope to gather observational data about different cells.
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