BIO 103 GENERAL BIOLOGY I
BIO 103 – General Biology I
Course Number & Name: BIO 103 General 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 MTH 092 and ENG 096 and RDG 096 or ESL 105/106 or placement. High school biology or BIO 100 is strongly recommended. Note: MTH 100 is also strongly recommended.
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This course explores the basic principles which govern the behavior of living matter on the molecular and cellular level. Topics covered include: characteristics of important biological macromolecules, cell metabolism and energetics, cell structure, cell division, and fundamentals of modern genetics.
General Education Goals: BIO 103 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.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories that are the basis of the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, metabolism and cell regulation;
- utilize various qualitative and quantitative problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to perform experimental procedures and analyze experimental data related to the fields listed above; and
- utilize microscopes, spectrophotometers, basic laboratory glassware and other laboratory equipment effectively as tools in carrying out experiments related to the areas described above.