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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.

This course meets the Natural Science  with lab general education distribution requirement.

Prerequisites: ENGL 93  (or placement into ENGL 99  or higher)

CHEM& 121  strongly recommended

Course Outcomes
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

General Education Distribution Area Outcomes
Students who successfully complete courses in the Natural Science distribution area will be able to:

  • Use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate the accuracy of data/information relative to the natural world
  • Identify and locate appropriate resources to answer questions concerning living systems and/or matter 
  • Apply principles of science in our daily lives

Total Hours: 60 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 40 Guided Practice (Lab or Clinical) Hours: 20