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BIOL& 100 Survey of Biology • 6 Cr.




An introduction to biology for the non-science student, emphasizing fundamental life processes and concepts common to all living organisms, with the human example. Emphasis is on biological applications in today's society. Course includes a lab.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain the theory of evolution and its role as the central theme in biology.
  • Recognize that the proper subject matter of science is the natural (physical) world, and that science is based on common principles and methods.
  • Explain the process of science and the methods of scientific inquiry.
  • Define basic genetic principles and solve inheritance problems.
  • Explain the biology of and techniques of recombinant DNA, with examples.
  • Analyze the biological, social and ethical implications of advances in biotechnology.
  • Distinguish between asexual and sexual reproduction and list the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Identify the world’s biomes, and the characteristics of regional and local ecosystems.
  • Analyze and explain some current environmental issues.
  • Define the role of the immune system in fighting disease.
  • Explain how nutrition and life style activities are related to health and disease.
  • Retrieve information from a variety of sources and evaluate this information for validity.
  • Cite research sources correctly.



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000