Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Aug 19, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL& 160 General Biology with Lab

5 credits


An examination of the biology of life which includes chemistry, organic molecules, cell structure, membrane transport, metabolic processes, mitosis and meiosis, nucleic acid structure and function, genetics, and introduces the concept of biotechnology. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: ENGL 093  (or placement into ENGL 099  or higher)

CHEM& 121  strongly recommended

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course student will be able to:

  • Apply the scientific method to problem solving and research
  • Describe the roles of subatomic particles as they relate to chemical bonds
  • Describe the role of organic macromolecules in the function of the cell
  • List the structure and function of cell organelles of the eukaryotic cell and compare to the prokaryotic cell
  • Examine the various means by which substances move across the cell membrane.
  • Compare the pathways of cellular respiration including glycolysis, Kreb’s cycle, electron transport chain, and chemiosmosis
  • Describe the processes of fermentation and photosynthesis
  • Compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis
  • Describe the structure of nucleic acids and the processes of replication, transcription and translation
  • Solve hereditary problems using Mendalian and non-Mendalian inheritance principles
  • Describe current applications of biotechnology
  • Research course topics using various tools such as professional journal articles, internet, and library resources
  • Interpret scientific data through case study examination


Total Hours: 60 Lecture Hours: 40 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20