2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 1406 - Biology I for Science Majors


Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours - Lecture: 3 Lab: 3
A contemporary course including applications of the scientific method, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, classical and human genetics, virology and mechanisms of evolution. CIP Code: (2601015103)
Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; MATH 0308  
Student Learning 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 - Describe the characteristics of life. 5 - Explain the methods of inquiry used by scientists. 6 - Compare and contrast the structures, reproduction, and characteristics of viruses, prokaryotic cells, and eukaryotic cells. 7 - Describe the structure of cell membranes and the movement of molecules across a membrane. 8 - Identify the substrates, products, and important chemical pathways in metabolism. 9 - Identify the principles of inheritance and solve classical genetic problems. 10 - Identify the chemical structures, synthesis, and regulation of nucleic acids and proteins. 11 - Describe the unity and diversity of life and the evidence for evolution through natural selection. 12 - Identify the basic properties of substances needed for life. 13 - Employ teamwork for a shared purpose or goal.
Core Category Life & Physical Sciences [30]