2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

BIO 181 - General Biology I

BIO 1181
Description: Biological principles emphasizing structure and function at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels of biological systems. Secondary school chemistry strongly recommended. Primarily for biology majors and preprofessional students in health-related fields.

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 4
Lecture: 3
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Scientific Method 
  2. Basic chemistry and biological macromolecules 
  3. Organization of cells 
  4. Energy and Enzymes 
  5. Photosynthesis 
  6. Cellular respiration 
  7. Cell division 
  8. Genetics 
  9. Gene expression and regulation 
  10. Gene technology 
  11. Data collection and analysis 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply the scientific method in problem solving (1)
  2. Describe the basic chemistry and chemical interactions of life (2) 
  3. Describe the structure and function of the four main types of biological macromolecules (2) 
  4. Identify and describe the structure and function of the parts of typical prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells (3) 
  5. Describe the properties of enzymes and their relation to cellular metabolism (4) 
  6. Explain and diagram the fundamental processes of photosynthesis (5) 
  7. Explain and diagram the fundamental processes of cellular respiration (6) 
  8. Describe the biological processes of cell division including the cell cycle, mitosis, and meiosis (7) 
  9. Solve mendelian and nonmendelian genetics problems (8) 
  10. Describe the fundamental processes of gene expression and control of gene expression (9) 
  11. Describe basic genetic engineering techniques and tools including recombinant DNA techniques and Polymerase Chain Reaction (10) 
  12. Conduct experiments, observe biological phenomena, and record information in a laboratory notebook (11)