Aug 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 1408 - Biology I for Non-Science Majors


4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab.) A conceptual approach for students not majoring in science. An introduction to the nature of science, the characteristics of life, the molecular and cellular basis of life, viruses, energetics, genetics, reproduction and development. An emphasis will be placed on how these topics are related to issues facing modern society. (2601015103) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; MATH 0308  or MATH 0309  
Course Outcomes
1 - Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions, and utilize scientific tools such as microscopes and laboratory equipment to collect and analyze data.
2 - Use critical thinking and scientific problem-solving to make informed decisions in the laboratory.
3 - Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations.
4 - Distinguish between prokaryotic, eukaryotic, plant and animal cells, and identify major cell structures.
5 - Identify stages of the cell cycle, mitosis (plant and animal), and meiosis.
6 - Interpret results from cell physiology experiments involving movement across membranes, enzymes, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration.
7 - Apply genetic principles to predict the outcome of genetic crosses and statistically analyze results.
8 - Describe karyotyping, pedigrees, and biotechnology and provide an example of the uses of each.
9 - Identify parts of a DNA molecule, and describe replication, transcription, and translation.
10 - Analyze evidence for evolution and natural selection.
11 - Identify and compare the macromolecules of life.
12 - Employ teamwork for a shared purpose or goal.