Aug 12, 2022
BI 101I - General Biology-Botanical Beginnings4 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.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Apply scientific inquiry to biological sciences concepts.
- Describe the diversity of plant life and differentiate between plants and other organisms.
- Evaluate and critique scientific information from various sources (journals, magazines, newspapers, television, and the internet) for scientific reliability and validity.
- Understand and describe how plant design relates to its function and ecosystem structure.
- Examine the role of coevolution between plants and humans, and distinguish between natural and artificial selection.
- Develop a vocabulary of appropriate terminology to effectively communicate information related to cell biology.
- Describe the steps involved in scientific inquiry and distinguish between a hypothesis and a theory.
- Apply concepts of Biology and Chemistry to understand metabolic pathways with an emphasis on photosynthesis and carbon cycling.
- Relate plant sciences technologies to their impact on various areas of society such as medicine, industry, environment, and agriculture.
- 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.
- Diagram plant life cycles and identify events and processes related to the alteration of generations.
- 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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