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BIO 100 - Introductory Biology

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 4

Description: This is a course in general biology designed to introduce principles of biology. Non-degree credit

Prerequisite(s): Take MAT 100  and RDG 100  with a 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 website
Required Materials:
  • Safety glasses (OSHA approved)
  • Calculator
  • Vocabulary Folder
  • Lab coat (optional).

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

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.

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