Course Abstract Details

BIOL-100, General Biology

Credits: 4

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

BIOL-100, General Biology, is a one-semester course intended for non-science majors. In
addition to concepts of science in general, this course will cover the major concepts of biology, including cells and cell processes, genetics, evolution, a survey of the diversity of life: microorganisms, animal anatomy and physiology, plant structure and function. It is well suited for students who plan to teach at the elementary and middle school level. Content is based on topics recommended by the National Science Education Content Standards and those of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-A-F and MAT-097 with C grades or better. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Four credits. Four billable hours. Content is similar to BIOL-101; students cannot use both BIOL-100 and BIOL-101 to fulfill their general
education science requirements. GENERAL EDUCATION

ONLINE LAB INFORMATION: *BIOL-100-75 has an online learning component requiring Internet access and also requires the purchase of a "lab kit" in addition to the required text, which enables the student to complete the "virtual" lab work. The estimated total cost is $150 and the required text. Lab kit order information will be on the Bb course site after classes begin. For information about Distance Learning Courses, visit www.carrollcc.edu/courses/online.

BIOL-100, General Biology, is a one-semester course intended for non-science majors. It is well suited for students who plan to teach at the elementary and middle school level. In addition to concepts of science in general, this course will cover the major concepts of biology, including cells and cell processes, genetics, evolution, a survey of the diversity of life: microorganisms, animal anatomy and physiology, plant structure and function. Content is based on topics recommended by the National Science Education Content Standards and those of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099 and MAT-097 with C grades or better. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory each week. Four credits. Four billable hours. Content is similar to BIOL-101; students will not receive credit for both courses. GENERAL EDUCATION

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Relate basic chemical structures to physical structures and processes of cells. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2)
2. Demonstrate how DNA is the basis for genetic control of life, growth and reproduction. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2)
3. Be able to explain how evolution is a unifying thread in biology. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2)
4. Recognize phylogenetic relationships and the connection to evolution in the diversity of life. (GE2, GE3, PG1, PG2)
5. Describe the structure & function of and the interaction between animals systems including human. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5, GE7, PG1, PG3, PG4)
6. Describe the structure and processes of plants and microorganisms and their relationships to other organisms in an ecosystem. (GE3, PG1)
7. Engage in collaborative laboratory activities, formulate hypotheses, collect and interpret data, and communicate conclusions in written, oral, or visual formats. (GE1, GE2, GE3, GE4, GE5; PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4)
8. Research and present information on selected topics using various modes of communication (oral, written, and visual). (GE1; PG1, PG2, PG3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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