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BIO 100 - Biological Science
This course explores the following aspects of biology: the organization of life the development of living organisms the transmission of traits, evolution, behavior and ecology. This course is intended for the non-science major. It should not be taken in conjunction with BIO 110 or BIO 111.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
- Analyze the characteristics of life as currently understood on terra firma.
- Relate the life characteristics to the simplest level of existence: the single cell.
- Describe various patterns of reproduction among plants and animals.
- Evaluate various techniques of population control.
- Explain the mechanism by which traits are transmitted from parent to offspring.
- Summarize the causes and effects of various types of mutations.
- Trace the history of the modern concept of evolution.
- Survey the system of classification of plants and animals.
- Interpret behavior as an illustration of the modern concept of evolution.
- Relate the sources and the effects of pollutants to the quality of the environment.
- Demonstrate an understanding of laboratory experiments as they relate to the biological concepts presented in the above competencies.
- Formulate applications of biological concepts to one’s lifestyle and/or interests through integration activities.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading and Study Skills (REA 050) or satisfactory score on reading placement test.
3 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory each week 4 credits