Dec 02, 2022
BI 101F - General Biology-Survey of Biology4 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.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Apply scientific inquiry to biological sciences concepts.
- Describe the steps involved in scientific inquiry and distinguish between a hypothesis and a theory.
- Develop a vocabulary of appropriate terminology to effectively communicate information concepts in cell biology.
- Evaluate and critique scientific information from various sources (journals, magazines, newspapers, television, and the internet) for scientific reliability and validity.
- Model the flow of information: the flow from genetic information (DNA) to phenotype (physical traits).
- Describe the role of evolution at a cellular and molecular level.
- Apply concepts of Biology and Chemistry to understand metabolic pathways.
- Relate scientific technologies to their impact on various areas of society such as medicine, industry, environment, and agriculture.
- 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.
- Describe patterns of inheritance based on meiosis.
- Identify sources of genetic variation based on mutation, meiotic processes and sexual reproduction.
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