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Biology Concepts
Course: BIO100

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lecture   4.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: Introductory course covering basic principles and concepts of biology. Methods of scientific inquiry and behavior of matter and energy in biological systems are explored.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe and/or utilize the Scientific Method. (I)
2. Describe the basic characteristics shared by all living things. (I)
3. Perform laboratory activities that demonstrate the principles of the scientific method which includes making observations, developing hypotheses, determining variables, collecting/analyzing data, reporting results and drawing conclusions. (I)
4. Identify and describe the basic chemistry fundamentals involved in the structure and life processes of living things. (II)
5. Identify and describe the structure and functioning of cells. (III)
6. Describe the arrangement and function of tissues, organs, and organ systems in multicellular organisms. (IV)
7. Analyze the processes of cellular metabolism and the related energy transformations, organic molecules and cell structures. (V)
8. Identify and describe the importance of and the components of homeostasis. (VI)
9. Describe and examine the various kinds of reproduction. (VII)
10. Describe and analyze the processes involved in the biochemistry of DNA and other biochemicals of genetics (including protein synthesis). (VIII)
11. Analyze the events and processes involved in inheritance. (VIII)
12. Describe and analyze the processes that result in mutations. (VIII)
13. Describe and analyze the processes involved in evolution and their impact on all living things. (IX)
14. Identify and describe the basic concepts of taxonomy and how they relate to the classification of all living things. (X)
15. Identify and analyze the basic principles of ecology. (XI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction
   A. Scientific method
   B. Characteristics of living things
II. Chemistry fundamentals
   A. Inorganic
   B. Organic
III. Cell structure and function
   A. Procaryotic
   B. Eucaryotic
IV. Organization of multicellular organisms
   A. Tissues
   B. Organs
   C. Organ systems
V. Energy utilization
   A. Photosynthesis
   B. Cellular respiration
VI. Homeostasis
VII. Reproduction
   A. Asexual
   B. Sexual
VIII. Genetics
   A. Classical
   B. Molecular
   C. Population
IX. Evolution
   A. Microevolution
   B. Macroevolution
X. Taxonomy and classification
XI. Ecology

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 22, 2018

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