BIO 105 - Introductory Biology for Non-majors (Gen Ed Area IV)
A study of the basic concepts of modern biology common to all organisms with an emphasis on human systems and issues. Designed for students who are not majoring or minoring in biology.
Credit Hours: 4 hrs
Lecture/Lab Hours: The course consists of two 75-minute lectures and three hours of laboratory each week
Notes: This course is not open to students with credit in BIO 110 and/or BIO 120.
Previously Listed As: BIOL 105
Area IV: Knowledge of the Disciplines
BIO 105 Introduction to Biology for Non-Majors
BIO 105 is designed to enable students who are not biology majors to understand the fundamental concepts, principles and processes upon which all life is based, the relationship between biology and their day-to-day world; how scientists acquire scientific knowledge; and how this methodology is used to address questions important to health and environmental issues around the world. This information provides students with the tools to enable them to become responsible, scientifically literate global citizens and voters. Students who successfully complete BIO 105 have the ability to critically evaluate popular press articles and other media reporting on technological, health-related and environmental issues. This ability empowers students to make better, scientifically-informed life decisions.
Last Updated: Links 02/2011
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