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.