May 12, 2021
BIOL 1010 - Principles of Biology
Non-science majors explore living organisms from the cellular to ecosystem levels, using scientific information and laboratory exercises to understand historic discovery and contemporary issues in biology and evolutionary processes. No credit for 1010 if already have credit for BIOS 1700, PBIO 1140 or PBIO 1150.
Requisites: Non-science majors and WARNING: no credit for this course if taken after BIOS 1700 or PBIO 1140 or 1150
Credit Hours: 4
General Education Code: 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM Course: TMNS Natural Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Students will be able to describe essential characteristics and processes of living organisms, including cell structures, cell division, evolution, genetics and metabolism.
- Students will be able to classify organisms into taxa based on cell type, reproductive strategies and evolutionary relationships.
- Students will be able to explain interactions within ecosystems and predict how particular environments affect populations and communities.
- Students will be able to discuss evidence supporting biological theories and laws that explain and describe natural phenomena.
- Students will be able to evaluate how the science of biology has contributed to historical problem solving and apply scientific knowledge to discussions about modern issues, including human health concerns, biotechnology, and protection of resources.
- Students will be able to perform an experiment to test an hypothesis including the collection and analysis of data using safe laboratory practices.
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