Sep 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

BIO 100 - Introductory Biology

Class: 3 Lab: 3 Credits: 4
This is a course in general biology designed to introduce principles of biology. Non-degree credit

Prerequisite(s): Take RDG 100  and MAT 032  minimum grade of “C”.
Course Topics:
  • The essential parts: atoms, molecules and cells
  • The fundamental building blocks
  • The biological molecules
  • The utilization of energy and its transformations
  • Genetics and cellular division
  • The structure and function of the integumentary system
  • The structure and function of the skeletal system
  • The structure and function of the muscular system
  • The structure and function of the digestive system
  • The structure and function of the urinary and reproductive system
  • The structure and function of the of the respiratory system

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:
  • Safety glasses (OSHA approved)
  • Calculator
  • Vocabulary Folder
  • Lab coat (optional).

Grading System:
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Interpret science as a way of learning using the scientific process.
  2. Identify the essential part of atoms, molecules, and cells.
  3. Demonstrate proper safety in the laboratory.
  4. Properly use and maintain the compound microscope.
  5. Use metric units and readily convert between units.
  6. Describe energy and its transformations.
  7. Examine how genetics works and cell division.
  8. Identify human anatomy and physiology.

For SCC Online Courses:
If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:

  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Face Covering Requirements:
All faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask/covering at all times (absent a medical condition) on all SCC campuses when safe social distancing measures are not possible or difficult to follow. For further details, refer to the Student Guidelines for Face Coverings and Social Distancing on the SCC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information page.
Standard SCC Course Policies:
Please review the Standard SCC Course Polices on the following topics:

  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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