Course Summary
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11 weeks (24 hours a week inside and outside class time)
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 biology


The course objective is to expand the student's knowledge and understanding of information collection and interpretation, hypothesis analysis, and the principles and processes of biology. This course addresses fundamental biological principles using the two cornerstones of modern biology: genetics and evolution. Elementary chemistry, cell theory, reproduction, and development are also covered. Emphasis is on biological chemistry, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, and genetics. This course introduces the basic principles of modern biology, including biomacromolecules, bioenergetics, cell structure, homeostasis, evolution, and ecological relationships.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define the facts, principles and processes of biology
  • Determine how one hypothesizes from the information collected and how a conclusion is identified and generates further predictions
  • Discuss how science is a human endeavor and with that comes along social consequences
  • Understand three major areas of biological sciences: molecular and cellular biology, organismal biology and population biology
  • Explain how to collect and interpret information

General Topics:

  • Chemical Composition of Organisms
  • Cell Biology
  • Enzymes and Energy Transformations
  • Cell Division
  • Chemical Nature of Gene
  • Structure and Function in Plants and Transport in Plants Plant Reproduction and Development, Digestion and Respiration
  • Skeletal System
  • Nervous System
  • Circulatory System
  • Non-solid Excretory System
  • Immune System
  • Homeostatic Mechanisms
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Development Heredity
  • Ecology and Principles of Behavior
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Evolution
  • Human Impact on the Environment
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Quizzes

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