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BIO 151 - General Biology 1

Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG 101  and MAT 108 ; and BIO 110  or two high school science classes (one a biology with lab) with a grade of C or better in the last five years.

This course introduces students to atomic structure, important bioorganic molecules, cellular structure and function, cellular reproduction, genetic principles and biotechnology. Selected topics include an overview of cellular biochemistry, with emphasis on cellular respiration and photosynthesis. The accompanying laboratory program allows students to practice scientific procedures by conducting investigations which are coordinated with lecture topics. This course transfers to most four-year institutions. Students should consult a transfer counselor.

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

  1. Formulate a hypothesis, make a prediction and design an experiment to test the validity of a hypothesis.
  2. Explain the structure of an atom, the nature of atomic bonds, and the reactivity of elements.
  3. List and define the unique characteristics of water that make it essential to life.
  4. Summarize the structure and characteristics of the four classes of macromolecules necessary for life.
  5. Summarize the structure and function of the cell, including cell organelles, cell membranes and cellular metabolism.
  6. Identify the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  7. Explain the difference(s) between mitosis and meiosis.
  8. Explain the structure and function of DNA, including DNA replication, transcription, and translation.
  9. Explain and apply the principles of Mendelian genetics.
  10. Apply the principles of biotechnology to explain DNA cloning, genetic engineering and genetic disease testing.
Listed Topics
  1. Scientific process: solving problems
  2. Basic chemistry for biology
  3. Cell structure and function
  4. Cell division
  5. Photosynthesis
  6. Cellular respiration
  7. Mendelian genetics
  8. Molecular genetics
  9. Protein synthesis
  10. Overview of biotechnology
Reference Materials
Textbook and student study guide, laboratory manual, lecture handouts, laboratory models and dissections, specimens, and lecture and laboratory videos.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006

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