Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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BI 101F - General Biology-Survey of Biology

4 Credit(s)

Survey course providing an overview of the molecular, genetic and cellular basis of life. Activities: lab, computer activities, lecture, group projects, and discussion. Includes current issues such as genetic testing, genetic engineering, and cancer.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply scientific inquiry to biological sciences concepts.
  2. Describe the steps involved in scientific inquiry and distinguish between a hypothesis and a theory.
  3. Develop a vocabulary of appropriate terminology to effectively communicate information concepts in cell biology.
  4. Evaluate and critique scientific information from various sources (journals, magazines, newspapers, television, and the internet) for scientific reliability and validity.
  5. Model the flow of information: the flow from genetic information (DNA) to phenotype (physical traits).
  6. Describe the role of evolution at a cellular and molecular level.
  7. Apply concepts of Biology and Chemistry to understand metabolic pathways.
  8. Relate scientific technologies to their impact on various areas of society such as medicine, industry, environment, and agriculture.
  9. Diagram a cell and explain the role of the major components of the cell, including how the components work together for cell function and replication.
  10. Describe patterns of inheritance based on meiosis.
  11. Identify sources of genetic variation based on mutation, meiotic processes and sexual reproduction.

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