2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL& 100 - Survey of Biology

5.0 Credits
An introductory class for non-science majors, which includes an introduction to major biological principles and scientific processes. Emphasis will be on the application of modern biological knowledge in society in a way that is informative and exciting (was BIOL 100). Prerequisite: Placement in both MATH 090  and ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical and basic understanding of the nature, process and methodology of science, especially as it relates to the study of terrestrial ecosystems in the field. These include the principles underlying the theories and processes underlying scientific discovery and the nature of scientific evidence upon which such contemporary scientific theories are based. [REASON]
  2. Describe, identify, and explain, with examples, important concepts of biology, such as evolution, the biological transformation of matter and energy, the mechanisms of the replication and utilization of inherited information, the interaction of life with its environment, the relationship between biological structure and function, etc. [REASON]
  3. Articulate the importance of biology to their lives by applying the concepts and information of biology to problems that affect their lives, in particular, and our society, in general. [ACT]
  4. Correctly and appropriately collect and analyze data. [REASON]
  5. Correctly and safely use and care for appropriate tools and equipment. [ACT]
  6. Productively work in groups to successfully complete group activities and assignments. [COMMUNICATE]
  7. Effectively communicate biological knowledge and understanding using a variety of methods. [COMMUNICATE]

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