Nov 30, 2023
BIOL 1020 - Biology Concepts Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab 2
Course Description: This is a lab science course dealing with the basic concepts of general biology including cell biology, energy capture and utilization, heredity, origin and descent of life, classification of organisms, and environmental relationships of living things. Laboratory experiences are provided to acquaint students with basic lab methods and techniques.
3 Natural Science
Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: High school chemistry or CHEM 1020 or equivalent.
- Characteristics of life
- Organization of life Evolution
- Food chains and food webs
- Harvest of energy to sustain life
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method, scientific inquiry, and development of scientific theories.
- Discuss how biology can be a way of seeking knowledge about oneself and ones place in nature.
- Demonstrate a mastery of biological concepts and principles, biological vocabulary, and biological laws and theories.
- Explain the basic concepts and functions of biological systems.
Competency 1 (1-6)
03. 01. Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
03. 02. Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students’ laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty. 03. 03. Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
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