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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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BIOL 1308 - Biology Fundamentals

3 credit hours. 3 lecture hours. 0 lab hours.


Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. An introduction to basic biological concepts that includes study skills and basic math skills to prepare students for anatomy and physiology courses and general biology core curriculum courses. This course is not part of the core curriculum.

Measurable Learning Outcomes:

Distinguish between prokaryotic, eukaryotic, plant and animal cells, and identify major cell structures. Identify stages of the cell cycle, mitosis (plant and animal), and meiosis. Interpret results from cell physiology experiments involving movement across membranes, enzymes, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration. Apply genetic principles to predict the outcome of genetic crosses and statistically analyze results. Describe karyotyping, pedigrees, and biotechnology and provide an example of the uses of each. Identify parts of a DNA molecule, and describe replication, transcription, and translation. Analyze evidence for evolution and natural selection.

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