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Fall 2021

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BIO100 - Principles of Biology

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduction to the basic characteristics of life, organisms, their interactions, and the scientific process. Improves scientific thinking and increases science literacy. Explores five core concepts of biology: studying and using the scientific method, evolution, ecology, genetics, and biodiversity. Two class hours, two lab hours. (Not for credit in Math/Science curriculum or students with credit in restricted biology electives) Not open to students with credit in BIO152, BIO153, BIO115, or BIO116.

Lecture: 2 hrs.

Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Engage in activities using the process of science
2. Describe the organization and characteristics of living organisms.
3. Summarize major components of the theory of evolution (natural selection, mutation, speciation, extinction, etc)
4. Explain the basic principles of ecology.
5. Identify and describe how organism interact with each other the environment.
6. Predict the outcomes of genetic problems using principles of Mendelian genetics.
7. Describe the basic principles of molecular genetics.
8. Assess the role humans play in influencing changes in the world around us (medicine, agriculture, technology, etc)


Effective Term: Fall 2019