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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Biology - BIOL 101

General Biology

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours
3 Laboratory Hours

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.)

  • None.

Recommended

  • BIOL 50 or successful completion (2.0+) of introductory high school biology.

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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 101145307General BiologyRMT4Elson A1/24/0Open$381.00M W  08:00 AM-09:54 AM WEBWEB
T  08:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 101145308General BiologyRMT4Lopez Diaz L6/24/0Open$381.00M W  08:00 AM-09:54 AM WEBWEB
R  08:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 101145309General BiologyRMT4Lynd J1/24/0Open$381.00T R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM WEBWEB
W  08:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 101145310General BiologyRMT4Ismail N4/24/0Open$381.00T R  02:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
W  03:00 PM-05:54 PM WEBWEB
 101145311General BiologyRMT4Crowley-Harpenau P1/24/0Open$381.00M W  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
R  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 101145312General BiologyRMT4Tillman F4/24/0Open$381.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
M  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 101145313General BiologyRMT4Ibarguen S6/24/0Open$381.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
M  11:00 AM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
 101145314General BiologyRMT4Lopez Diaz L15/24/0Open$381.00M W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
R  11:00 AM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
 101145315General BiologyRMT4Borst D4/24/0Open$381.00M W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
T  12:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 101145316General BiologyRMT4Lynd J0/24/0Closed$381.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
W  12:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 101145317General BiologyRMT4Crowley-Harpenau P1/24/0Open$381.00M W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
T  12:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 101145318General BiologyRMT4Nunez J6/24/0Open$381.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
W  12:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 101145319General BiologyRMT4Crowley-Harpenau P2/24/0Open$381.00M W  02:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
F  08:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 101145320General BiologyRMT4Orick M17/24/0Open$381.00M W  02:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
R  02:00 PM-04:54 PM WEBWEB
 101145321General BiologyRMT4Lynd J1/24/0Open$381.00M W  04:00 PM-05:54 PM WEBWEB
T  03:00 PM-05:54 PM WEBWEB
 101145338General BiologyRMT4Bieri R7/24/0Open$381.00T R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM WEBWEB
M  08:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 101145383General BiologyRMT4Lynd J0/24/0Closed$381.00M  06:00 PM-09:26 PM WEBWEB
W  06:00 PM-09:26 PM WEBWEB
 101145385General BiologyRMT4Hafner M3/24/0Open$381.00T  05:00 PM-08:26 PM WEBWEB
R  05:00 PM-08:26 PM WEBWEB
 101145391General BiologyRMT4Weckesser E10/24/0Open$381.00T  06:00 PM-09:26 PM WEBWEB
R  06:00 PM-09:26 PM WEBWEB
 101246004General BiologyRMT4Siddiqui A1/24/0Open$381.00M W  02:00 PM-05:26 PM WEBWEB
 101246048General BiologyRMT4Nunez J12/24/0Open$381.00M W  09:00 AM-12:26 PM WEBWEB
 101246087General BiologyRMT4Jubenville-Lutz T16/24/0Open$381.00M W  06:00 PM-09:26 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 101115307General BiologyRMT4Crowley-Harpenau P7/28/0Open$381.00M W  08:00 AM-09:54 AM WEBWEB
T  08:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 101115308General BiologyRMT4Lynd J15/28/0Open$381.00M W  08:00 AM-09:54 AM WEBWEB
R  08:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 101115309General BiologyRMT4Tillman F17/28/0Open$381.00T R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM WEBWEB
W  08:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 101115310General BiologyRMT4Borst D0/28/0Closed$381.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
W  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 101115312General BiologyRMT4Nunez J17/28/0Open$381.00M  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 101115313General BiologyRMT4Ismail N22/28/0Open$381.00M  11:00 AM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
 101115314General BiologyRMT4Lynd J13/28/0Open$381.00M W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
R  11:00 AM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
 101115316General BiologyRMT4Lopez Diaz L23/28/0Open$381.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
W  12:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 101115317General BiologyRMT4Crowley-Harpenau P3/28/0Open$381.00M W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
T  12:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 101115319General BiologyRMT4Lynd J15/28/0Open$381.00M W  02:00 PM-03:54 PM WEBWEB
R  02:00 PM-04:54 PM WEBWEB
 101115321General BiologyRMT4Friday S18/28/0Open$381.00M W  04:00 PM-05:54 PM WEBWEB
T  03:00 PM-05:54 PM WEBWEB
 101115384General BiologyRMT4Siddiqui A4/28/0Open$381.00M  06:00 PM-09:26 PM WEBWEB
W  06:00 PM-09:26 PM WEBWEB
 101216025General BiologyRMT4OConnell Devlin J21/28/0Open$381.00T R  01:00 PM-04:26 PM WEBWEB
 101216070General BiologyRMT4Hafner M19/28/0Open$381.00M W  06:00 PM-09:26 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday