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BIO 100 FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGY

BIO 100 – Foundations of Biology

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  BIO 100 Foundations of Biology

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course is a beginning laboratory science class for students who plan to continue into medical, biological or related sciences.  BIO 100 covers selected biology topics and introduces examples of physical science vocabulary and theory related to biological study.  The aim of BIO 100 is to provide a background for the student who has never studied biology, to succeed in more advanced biology courses such as BIO 103 – 104, BIO 121 – 122, and BIO 211.  This course also prepares students for chemistry, pharmacology and nursing requirements.  Topics include: systems, tissues, inorganic and organic body chemistry, cells, cell membranes and cell respiration. Laboratory includes measuring instruments, microscopy and dissection techniques.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. explain terminology and fundamental concepts relevant to the structural organization of the human body, homeostasis and anatomical regions and cavities;
  2. explain terminology and fundamental concepts relevant to basic chemistry and biochemistry including, but not limited to, matter and energy, atoms and elements, chemical bonds, chemical reactions and inorganic and organic compounds;
  3. explain terminology and fundamental concepts relevant to cells including, but not limited to, nuclei, cell membranes, cytoplasm, cell growth and reproduction and the genetic code; and
  4. explain terminology and fundamental concepts relevant to tissues including, but not limited to, epithelial tissue, connective tissue, nervous tissue, muscle tissue and tissue repair.