May 20, 2019
BIO 101 - Biological Science I
Class: 3 Lab: 3 Credits: 4
This course is a study of the scientific method, basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, cell physiology, cell reproduction and development, Mendelian genetics, population genetics, natural selection, evolution, and ecology.
Prerequisite(s): Take MAT 101 or MAT 152 or MAT 103 , and ENG 100 , RDG 100 , and (BIO 100 or CHM 100 or High School Biology or High School Chemistry) with a minimum grade of “C”.
- Characteristics and organization of life.
- Chemical properties of life.
- Major organic compounds in cells and their importance.
- Major differences and characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
- Intracellular structure and function.
- Kinds of cellular reproduction and their importance.
- The energy of Life.
- Structure and function of DNA and RNA in protein synthesis.
- Major principles of genetics
- Collecting data and formulate conclusions based on experimental results using the scientific method
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site www.sccsc.edu/bookstore
Any additional materials may be provided by the Instructor.
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Distinguish between the levels of biological organization and between the components of the scientific method.
- Identify major organic molecules in cells and their importance.
- Describe cells, their organelles, cell processes and their importance.
- Solve genetics problems based on Mendelian genetics, discussing the importance of modern genetics in society.
- Describe the structure and function of DNA and RNA in protein synthesis.
- Perform laboratory assignments, including collecting data and formulating conclusions based on experimental results.
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Official Course Syllabus