Survey of Biology

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Course Description: 
This is an introductory biology course intended for non-majors and will not serve as prerequisite for other biology courses. The course deals with the process of science, evolutionary concepts, and modern applications in biology and bioethics. 4 lecture hours; 2 lab hours. Satisfies science or lab requirement area A distribution or specified elective for the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisites: ENGL 095 or placement in ENGL& 101 and concurrent enrollment in Biol& 100 Lab.
Course Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to fulfill the following Science Program Outcomes:

  • Understand the nature of science, including the role of observation in the development of scientific theories and laws.
  • Display knowledge of basic biology science concepts.
  • Use the languages of science to interpret and communicate scientific information.
  • Think critically and communicate understanding of biology science concepts.
  • Use scientific knowledge to analyze and evaluate data and solve problems; and obtain and analyze experimental data.
  • Applying understanding of biology to guided practice.