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BIOL 130 - General Biology I

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of the life sciences. Topics covered include the Scientific Method, basic chemistry and physics necessary to understand biology, cell structure and function, membrane phenomena, energy and cellular metabolism, mitosis, meiosis, biology of plants including photosynthesis, genetics, protein synthesis, genetic engineering, reproduction, and development.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
  2. Students will apply scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
  3. Describe the fundamental concepts of biology including relevant chemistry, structure and function of macromolecules, cells, membranes, metabolism, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, and genetics.