Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog
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BIOL& 100 - Survey of Biology

Credits: 5
Presents foundational topics from biology including the environment, ecology, and physiology and cell biology to non-biology majors. Uses examples from all the kingdoms of life.

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL& 101 .

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Course Fee: $20.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to: 

  1. Summarize the steps of the process of science. 
  2. Explain the role of the environment in natural selection. 
  3. Identify the functions of the four classes of biomolecules and the monomers of each class. 
  4. Identify the structure and function of cellular organelles. 
  5. Solve Mendelian and non-Mendelian genetic problems. 
  6. Summarize how DNA controls the phenotype of cells by encoding information for the production of protein. 

Program Outcomes
Recognize how scientists use the Scientific Method to guide their inquiry, generate hypotheses, experimental design, reasoning, and draw conclusions based on empirical data.

College-wide Outcomes
  • 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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