Jan 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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BI 101I - General Biology-Botanical Beginnings

4 Credit(s)

Students learn cellular and organism plant biology. Topics: characteristics that distinguish plants from other organisms, plant anatomy, cell structures, chemistry, photosynthesis, respiration, cell division, roles plants play in our lives. Skills: microscopy, extensive lab observations.

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 diversity of plant life and differentiate between plants and other organisms.
  3. Evaluate and critique scientific information from various sources (journals, magazines, newspapers, television, and the internet) for scientific reliability and validity.
  4. Understand and describe how plant design relates to its function and ecosystem structure.
  5. Examine the role of coevolution between plants and humans, and distinguish between natural and artificial selection.
  6. Develop a vocabulary of appropriate terminology to effectively communicate information related to cell biology.
  7. Describe the steps involved in scientific inquiry and distinguish between a hypothesis and a theory.
  8. Apply concepts of Biology and Chemistry to understand metabolic pathways with an emphasis on photosynthesis and carbon cycling.
  9. Relate plant sciences technologies to their impact on various areas of society such as medicine, industry, environment, and agriculture.
  10. Diagram a plant cell and explain the role of the major components of the cell, including how the components work together for cell function and replication.
  11. Diagram plant life cycles and identify events and processes related to the alteration of generations.
  12. Describe patterns of inheritance based on meiosis and model the flow of genetic information from genotype (DNA) to phenotype (physical traits).

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