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BIOL& 160 General Biology w/Lab • 6 Cr.

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Introduces major concepts of cell biology, including cell physiology and structure, molecular biology, genetics, and evolution. Course is a prerequisite for professional health-science programs. Format includes laboratory work. Strongly recommended: CHEM 100 or CHEM& 121 or BASIC 098, or one year of high-school chemistry.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Illustrate the organization and complexity of life based on the structure and function of biological molecules and cells.
  • Compare and contrast the concept of photosynthesis and cellular respiration and the inter-relatedness of mitochondria and chloroplasts in the energy exchanges important to living organisms.
  • Present the historical and modern foundational knowledge underlying Genetics and heredity.
  • Explain the transmission of information within a cell involving DNA, RNA and proteins.
  • Apply observation and experimentation using the scientific method to understand natural events or phenomena.
  • Provide examples that illustrate evolution as the central organizing theme of biology that explains the continuity and diversity of life.
  • Investigate current technology in biological research, such as light microscopy and gel electrophoresis.
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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