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Principles of Biology Lab
PRIN BIO LAB
CLASS CODE: BIO 102 CREDITS:  1 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: BIOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Biological Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A laboratory course in biology designed to accompany the BIO 100 lecture. Together, BIO 100 and BIO 102 fulfill the General Education Biological Science requirement. The goal of the laboratory is to provide students with a positive and memorable exposure to biology, and enhance lifelong learning by training them in the scientific method and critical thinking skills. The BIO 102 course is not designed to coordinate with the BIO 100 lecture and may be taken either concurrently with BIO 100 or in any semester after the BIO 100 has been completed. (Winter, Summer, Fall)

*Students registered for BIO 102 MUST attend the first class to be guaranteed a seat.
DESCRIPTION: A laboratory course in biology designed to accompany the BIO 100 lecture. Together, BIO 100 and BIO 102 fulfill the General Education Biological Science requirement. The goal of the laboratory is to provide students with a positive and memorable exposure to biology, and enhance lifelong learning by training them in the scientific method and critical thinking skills. The BIO 102 course is not designed to coordinate with the BIO 100 lecture and may be taken either concurrently with BIO 100 or in any semester after the BIO 100 has been completed.

*Students registered for BIO 102 MUST attend the first class to be guaranteed a seat.
TOPICS: The scientific method, the cell, classification, ecology, the five kingdoms.
OBJECTIVES: 1. Provide a laboratory environment that is visually inviting and encourages student interaction and creative thinking.

2. Provide experiential learning based activities that require students to develop a hypothesis and manipulate variables, and that expose students to living organisms whenever possible.
REQUIREMENTS: Group projects, laboratory reports, PowerPoint presentation.
PREREQUISITES: Concurrent enrollment in or previous completion of BIO 100.
OTHER: $5 Lab Fee
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001