Course Number & Name:  BIO 101 College Biology I

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

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in RDG 096 and ENG 096, ENG 101 or ESL 105 AND ESL 106; Must be Enrolled in one of the following majors: Biology/ Pre-Medicine, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dental Hygiene, Dental Hygiene Applicant, Emergency Medical Tech/ Paramedic, Health Science, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Nursing Applicant, Ophthalmic Dispensing, PTA Applicant, Physical Therapist Assistant, RTC Applicant, Radiography
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Course Description: This course is designed to develop, from a conceptual approach, meaningful understanding of some fundamental principles as they relate to the living world.  Particular emphasis is placed on the unity and diversity of life forms and their relationship to each other and to their environment.  This course can be taken to satisfy the science requirement of non-science majors, and can be taken independent of, or before, or after BIO 102.  Materials for the course can be found at

This course is open to non-science and General Science majors only. BIO 101 will not fulfill any biology requirement for Biology/Pre-Medicine majors.

General Education Goals: BIO 101 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:  Students will use the scientific method of inquiry through the acquisition of scientific knowledge.  BIO 101 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

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

  1. use the scientific method to solve a problem; and
  2. write a research paper on a topic in biology.


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