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BIO 110 - Introduction to Biological Science

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG 100  (or EAL 100 ) and DVS 101  or DVS 103  (or EAL 101 )

This course is an introduction to fundamental life processes. Emphasis is on molecular biology that includes the study of micro and macro molecules. Cellular biology is also emphasized including structure, function, reproduction and genetics. This course incorporates an introduction to laboratory skills that includes the scientific method, metric system, and microscopy. Many institutions will accept this course as a science elective for non-biology majors. This course does not satisfy a biology requirement for biology majors. Students who plan on transferring to a four-year institution should consult a transfer counselor

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Apply the scientific method to interpret data and solve problems based on evidence.
  2. Detail atomic structure, types of chemical bonds and the relationship between molecular structure and function.
  3. Distinguish between the molecular structures for the four categories of biomolecules.
  4. Demonstrate the proper use of the compound light microscope to visualize cell structure.
  5. Connect the flow of information in Central Dogma of Biology.
  6. Compare the individual phases and outcomes of mitosis and meiosis.
  7. Summarize the major stages of cellular respiration.
  8. Perform Punnett square analysis to identify variations in the population with respect to genetic disorders.
Listed Topics
  1. Scientific Method
  2. Metric system
  3. Microscopy
  4. Chemistry of life
  5. Cell structure and function
  6. Cellular respiration
  7. Mitosis and meiosis
Reference Materials
Textbooks/materials as required by instructor
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 04/11/2019

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