Dec 01, 2023
BIOL& 211 - Majors Cellular Credits: 6
Helps students develop an understanding of the chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell division, mitosis/meiosis, principles of inheritance, molecular genetics, DNA technology, and natural selection; interpret and evaluate biological information; and understand science as a process. For students planning to take advanced biology courses and/or completing pre-professional programs.
Enrollment Requirement: CHEM& 131 or CHEM& 163 ; and ENGL& 101 with grades of 2.0 or higher; or instructor consent.
Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Course Fee: $27.00
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- List the steps in a generalized model of the scientific method and describe the limitations of science.
- Perform experiments with understanding, record data accurately, and communicate results using the standard form for scientific literature.
- Classify organisms using the 5-kingdom approach.
- Describe basic atomic structure and chemical Bonding: ionic, covalent and hydrogen bonding.
- Describe Darwin’s theory of natural selection as a mechanism of change over time.
- Identify the structure, function and monomers of the four major classes of macromolecules found in cells.
- Describe and identify the structure and function of the plasma membrane and the major cell organelles.
- Use a compound microscope to observe and identify basic cell structures.
Recognize how scientists use the Scientific Method to guide their inquiry, generate hypotheses, experimental design, reasoning, and draw conclusions based on empirical data.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
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