Sep 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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BIO-1010 General Biology


Credits 4
An introduction to biology for non-science majors with both lecture and laboratory components. Surveys ecology, chemistry of life, cell physiology, human organ systems, genetics, and molecular genetics. The ability to think critically and to draw conclusions based on evidence will be emphasized. Credit may not be earned for both BIO-1010 and BIO-1130  or BIO-1140  toward the same degree.
Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
3 class/3 lab hours.
(Not offered summer.)

Course Outcomes
  1. Apply the fundamental principles of ecology to real world situations, including the transfer of energy and cycling of materials through ecosystems.
  2. List and explain factors that impact human population growth and evaluate the impact of human population dynamics on ecosystems.
  3. Explain how various human actions affect the global and local environments.
  4. Apply the basic principles of chemistry to nutrition and other functions within the human body.
  5. Apply knowledge of the working of each body system explored during the course, to the course instructional objectives.
  6. Analyze the relationships between structure and function within each body system, among body systems, and as applied to health problems.
  7. Apply genetic principles to problems related to inheritance, genetic diseases, and current issues in molecular biology.
  8. Use the scientific method to solve problems.




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