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Biology

BIOL 101


General Biology


Course Description

This course is a one-semester introductory course. This course introduces students to the scientific study of living organisms. Students will investigate biological concepts including the chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, metabolism, reproduction, genetics, evolution, biological diversity and classification, plant structure and function, animal structure and function and ecology. Students attend four hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Science majors seeking to fulfill a two-semester introductory biology sequence should enroll in BIOL 120 and BIOL 130.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • BIOL 50 or successful completion (2.0+) of introductory high school biology within the last five years.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify in the correct order the steps of the scientific method.
  • Arrange the levels of biological organization from least complex to most complex.
  • Differentiate between a scientifically valid question, hypothesis and prediction.
  • Differentiate between inductive and deductive reasoning with respect to their use in scientific investigation.
  • Explain how DNA accounts for both the diversity and unity of life on Earth.
  • Relate the process of natural selection to evolutionary adaptation in populations of organisms.
  • Relate the structure and function of living organisms to their chemical basis.
  • Identify the structural and functional differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  • Predict the effect of solutions with different tonicities on plant and animal cells.
  • Relate the role of enzymes in biochemical pathways and cellular metabolism.
  • Explain how photosynthesis and cellular respiration contribute to the cycling of carbon atoms on Earth.
  • Differentiate between mitosis and meiosis.
  • Relate the process of mitosis to asexual reproduction, growth, tissue repair and cancer.
  • Describe how meiosis and sexual reproduction contribute to genetic variation in species.
  • Explain the chromosomal basis for inheritance.
  • Relate the role of DNA and RNA to gene expression.
  • Interpret how the genetic code on DNA directs protein synthesis.
  • Identify the practical applications of DNA technology.
  • Summarize how evolutionary adaptations have led to the anatomical and physiological differences between the major taxonomic groups of organisms.
  • Relate the role of plant tissues and organs to plant development, growth, nutrition and reproduction.
  • Relate the structure of animal tissues, organs and organ systems to their functions.
  • Compare how abiotic (physical and chemical) and biotic (living) factors influence life in the biosphere.
  • Relate the processes of energy flow and chemical cycling to ecosystem ecology.
  • Determine the length, volume, temperature and mass of objects using standard metric units of measurement.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of the light microscope.
  • Prepare biological specimens for microscopic examination.
  • Construct an appropriate graph to display scientific data.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/11/2015

 101125304General Biology 4OConnell Devlin J$339.0015/24/0Open
M W 08:00AM-12:13PMF150
T R 08:00AM-11:10AMF270
 101125360General Biology 4Siddiqui A$339.0013/24/0Open
M W 05:00PM-08:10PMF270
T R 05:00PM-09:13PMF110

BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/06/2015

 101135302General Biology 4Rogers J$339.0021/24/0Open
M W 08:30AM-12:43PMF110
T R 08:30AM-11:40AMF270
 101135303General Biology 4Staff$339.0024/24/0Open
M W 01:00PM-05:13PMF110
T R 01:00PM-04:10PMF270
 101135350General Biology 4Lynd J$339.007/24/0Open
M W 05:00PM-09:13PMF130
T R 05:00PM-08:10PMF270

BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 05/11/2015

 101125306General Biology 4McAdaragh-Hain M$339.000/24/0Closed
T R 09:00AM-11:26AMLA430
W 09:00AM-12:38PMF270

BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 101145307General Biology 4Rogers J$348.0022/24/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:54AMF150
T 08:00AM-10:54AMF270
 101145308General Biology 4McAdaragh-Hain M$348.0024/24/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:54AMF110
R 08:00AM-10:54AMF270
 101145309General Biology 4Lynd J$348.0017/24/0Open
T R 08:00AM-09:54AMF150
W 08:00AM-10:54AMF270
 101145310General Biology 4Barnabas Rao N$348.0024/24/0Open
T R 02:00PM-03:54PMF130
W 03:00PM-05:54PMF170
 101145311General Biology 4Cavanaugh P$348.0023/24/0Open
M W 10:00AM-11:54AMF110
R 09:00AM-11:54AMF170
 101145312General Biology 4Bayne N$348.0023/24/0Open
M 09:00AM-11:54AMF170
T R 10:00AM-11:54AMF110
 101145313General Biology 4Borst D$348.0024/24/0Open
M 11:00AM-01:54PMF270
T R 12:00PM-01:54PMF130
 101145314General Biology 4Farmer J$348.0022/24/0Open
M W 12:00PM-01:54PMF130
R 11:00AM-01:54PMF270
 101145315General Biology 4Lopez Diaz L$348.0021/24/0Open
M W 12:00PM-01:54PMF110
T 12:00PM-02:54PMF170
 101145316General Biology 4Lynd J$348.0023/24/0Open
T R 12:00PM-01:54PMF110
W 12:00PM-02:54PMF170
 101145317General Biology 4Crowley-Harpenau P$348.0022/24/0Open
M W 12:00PM-01:54PMF150
T 12:00PM-02:54PMF270
 101145318General Biology 4Salminen M$348.0024/24/0Open
T R 12:00PM-01:54PMF150
W 12:00PM-02:54PMF270
 101145319General Biology 4Marang B$348.0024/24/0Open
M W 02:00PM-03:54PMF110
R 02:00PM-04:54PMF270
 101145320General Biology 4Orick M$348.0024/24/0Open
M W 02:00PM-03:54PMF150
R 02:00PM-04:54PMF170
 101145321General Biology 4Friday S$348.0024/24/0Open
M W 04:00PM-05:54PMF110
T 03:00PM-05:54PMF270
 101145323General Biology 4Bieri R$348.0024/24/0Open
M W 02:00PM-03:54PMBTC200
T 02:00PM-04:54PMF150
 101145338General Biology 4Nunez J$348.0024/24/0Open
T R 08:00AM-09:54AMF110
M 08:00AM-10:54AMF270
 101145383General Biology 4Hafner M$348.0023/24/0Open
M 06:00PM-09:26PMF110
W 06:00PM-09:26PMF270
 101145385General Biology 4Reed G$348.0015/24/0Open
T 05:00PM-08:26PMF110
R 05:00PM-08:26PMF270
 101145388General Biology 4Matar R$348.0022/24/0Open
W 05:00PM-08:26PMF150
M 05:00PM-08:26PMF170
 101145390General Biology 4Staff$348.0023/24/0Open
T 06:00PM-09:26PMF170
R 06:00PM-09:26PMF150
 101145391General Biology 4Coursey D$348.0023/24/0Open
T 06:00PM-09:26PMF150
R 06:00PM-09:26PMF170
 101145434General Biology 4Ismail N$348.0024/24/0Open
M 02:00PM-04:54PMF270
T R 02:00PM-03:54PMF110
 101147806General Biology Hybrid4Taylor B$348.0024/24/0Open
F 08:00AM-11:54AMF270
 101147824General Biology Hybrid4McNutt C$348.0023/24/0Open
M 01:00PM-04:54PMF170
 101246004General Biology 4Dasanayaka M$348.0024/24/0Open
M W 02:00PM-05:26PMRC460
 101246025General Biology 4OConnell Devlin J$348.0023/24/0Open
T R 01:00PM-04:26PMRC460
 101246048General Biology 4Siddiqui A$348.0024/24/0Open
M W 09:00AM-12:26PMRC460
 101246055General Biology 4Sampson M$348.0022/24/0Open
T R 05:00PM-08:26PMRC460
 101246087General Biology 4Olech T$348.0023/24/0Open
M W 06:00PM-09:26PMRC460

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