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Principles of Biology
PRIN BIOLOGY
CLASS CODE: BIO 100 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: BIOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Biological Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An introduction to biology, designed around the areas of cell structure, function, laws of heredity, evolution and ecology.
TAUGHT: Winter, Summer, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Scientific Method
Basic Chemistry
Chemistry of Life
Cell Structure and Function
Flow of Energy within Organisms
Patterns of Inheritance
Molecular Basis of Inheritance
Promise of Genetic Engineering
Evolution
Ecology
How Animals Survive
How Plants Survive
AIDS and Immune Responses
Aging
Biosphere Concerns
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The student will be able to recognize the tentative nature of scientific "mental models". Use a periodic chart and explain the symbols thereon. Describe in detail the parts of an atom; Utilize atoms to show various examples of different types of chemical bonding; describe how water is unique and how the pH system works; describe the various types of chemical reactions.
To help students understand how the large biological molecules found in all living things are composed of relatively few basic subunits, how these subunits come together, and the large number of different molecules that can be produced from these building blocks.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001