BIO 100A General Biology (6)
Credit, Degree Applicable
A general introduction to cell structure and function, cell biochemistry, cell cycle, principles of molecular and organismal genetics, genetic engineering, and animal form and function. Intended for students majoring in the biological sciences, but open to all qualified students.
C-ID BIOL 135S (BIO 100A + BIO 100B)
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe how the theory of evolution explains the unity and diversity of living forms using examples from biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, and organism form and function.
- Outcome 2: Provide evidence for how form relates to function in both small scale (molecules and subcellular parts) and large scale (animal physiology) systems.
- Outcome 3: Explain how genetic and environmental factors influence the growth and behavior of organisms.
- Outcome 4: Evaluate the effects of gene expression and environmental influences on the growth and behavior of organisms.
- Outcome 5: Synthesize information, use quantitative reasoning and solve critical thinking problems; write clear, well organized essays or research papers that demonstrate synthesis.
- Outcome 6: Demonstrate ability to apply the process of science and the skills necessary to successfully and safely carry out laboratory experiments.