Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Biology 101L
Self-Paced. 22 weeks (47 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 4 Introduction to Biology with Lab


The course objective is to explain and apply foundational principles of biology, including ecology, evolution, genetics and cell division.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate the parts of cells and explain cell biology
  • Understand genetics and the principles of heredity
  • Describe and analyze metabolic biochemistry
  • Classify organisms to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of taxonomy
  • Analyze how the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, musculoskeletal, nervous, and immune systems work
  • Demonstrate how ecosystems form and evolve
  • Illustrate the theory and principles of evolution
  • Know the history of life on Earth
  • Apply the theories, skills and knowledge of basic biology through laboratory experiments
  • Compare and contrast the nucleic acids DNA and RNA

General Topics:

  • Cell Division
  • DNA Replication: Processes and Steps
  • Metabolic Biochemistry
  • Genetics: Principles of Heredity
  • Principles of Evolution
  • Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA
  • Genetic Mutations
  • Enzymatic Biochemistry
  • Science Basics
  • Inorganic Chemistry Review for Biology
  • Organic Chemistry Introduction
  • Cell Membranes
  • Cell Structure and Organelles
  • Transcription and Translation Processes
  • Physiology I: Musculoskeletal, Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive & Excretory Systems
  • Reproduction and Development in Animals
  • Ecological Principles
  • Earth's Timeline and Evolution
  • Phylogeny and Organism Classification
  • Molecular Biology Lab Techniques
  • Physiology II: Nervous and Endocrine Systems
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Laboratory

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials