BIO 110 - Introductory Biology I (Gen Ed Area IV)
The basic concepts of biology upon which students can begin to develop a conceptual framework of the discipline will be developed in this course and reinforced in upper-level courses. Cell structure and function, molecular biology, Mendelian and population genetics, evolutionary theory and ecology will be covered in this first semester of a two-semester sequence. Inquiry-oriented laboratory exercises and inquiry-oriented methods will be emphasized in lecture and discussion sections.
Credit Hours: 5 hrs
Lecture/Lab Hours: Course meets for two 75-minute lectures, one hour of discussion and three hours of laboratory each week
Prerequisite: or above or Math level 2 with concurrent registration in
Notes: BIO 110 is required for students taking a major or minor in biology.
Previously Listed As: BIOL 110
Area IV: Knowledge of the Disciplines
BIO 110 Introduction to Biology I
BIO 110 is designed to enable students to understand the fundamental concepts, principles and processes upon which all life is based; the relationship of the course material to their day-to-day world; and how to apply the scientific method. Students are provided with the tools to enable them to become responsible, scientifically literate global citizens and voters. Students who successfully complete BIO 110 have the ability to read critically a biologically relevant popular press article and to evaluate the reporting of technological, health-related and environmental issues. The ability empowers students to make better, scientifically-informed life decisions.
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