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BIO 181 General Biology I
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: BIO 1181
AGEC: Physical and Biological Sciences  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U

Description: Biological principles of structure and function at the molecular and cellular levels, and processes of scientific inquiry. CHM130 or one year of high school chemistry is recommended. Field trips may be required.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the seven themes of life and provide an example for each.
2. (Application Level) Apply the scientific hypothesis-based method and the qualitative science method when studying scientific questions.
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate safe and appropriate application of scientific laboratory and field techniques.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe how basic chemistry concepts, including those of carbon, relate to biology.
5. (Analysis Level) Analyze and discuss the properties of water and describe how they are important to life.
6. (Analysis Level) Examine the classes of biological molecules and their functions.
7. (Comprehension Level) Describe the basic cell structures and functions.
8. (Comprehension Level) Describe cell membrane structures and functions.
9. (Evaluation Level) Assess the basics of cell energetics and metabolism, including cell respiration and photosynthesis.
10. (Comprehension Level) Explain the processes of cellular communication.
11. (Comprehension Level) Describe the process and functions of cell divisions (both mitosis and meiosis).
12. (Application Level) Apply the principles of Mendelian genetics to solve basic genetics problems.
13. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between sex-linked inheritance, linked genes, genomic imprinting, organelle genes, and abnormal chromosome structure/number.
14. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and explain the structure and replication of DNA, including the history of its discovery.
15. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the processes of transcription, translation, and basic gene expression regulation.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation