NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
  
    Dec 09, 2018  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog
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BIOL 1010 - General Biology I


This course is a comprehensive, introductory college biology course emphasizing concepts related to the chemical basis of life and its molecular and cellular organization.  Metabolic processes, genetics, evolution, and the scientific method are integrated into these concepts, and are explored using laboratory and lecture activities.  Duplicate credit will not be given for BIOL 1020 Life Science.

Credits: 4

Instructional Method Lecture and Lab

General Education Requirement: Life Science
Comments: This course transfers to UW as LIFE 1010 and meets their Physical and Natural World requirement.

Prerequisites:
Current enrollment or successful completion of MATH 0930 Int Algebra, MATH 1000 Prob Solving, or higher level, or equivalent math placement; and current enrollment or successful completion of ENGL 1010 English I or equivalent placement; or instr consent

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of BIOL 1010 General Biology I, the student will:

  1. Summarize the fundamental relationships between energy flow, and metabolic processes.
  2. Identify the impact of chemistry on cellular metabolism, and its importance in the life processes of living organisms.
  3. Relate an awareness of the three-dimensional structure of biological molecules and the importance of molecular structure to cellular and organismal functions.
  4. Assess how biological membrane structure correlates with membrane function.
  5. Explain cell structure and the function of cellular organelles.
  6. Describe enzyme function and the factors that influence enzyme activity.
  7. Summarize the processes of cellular respiration and photosynthesis.
  8. Compare the roles of DNA, RNA, and the genetic code during the flow of biological information during the processes of transcription and translation.
  9. Discriminate between the processes and products of mitosis and meiosis.
  10. Explain transmission (Mendelian) genetics to predict the inheritance of gene alleles.
  11. Evaluate the evidence of the theory of evolution and its influence on all levels of biological organization.
  12. Apply the Hardy-Weinberg formula to predict the inheritance of genes from generation to generation in evolving populations.
  13. Prepare molar and percent concentrations of solutions using metric measurements of mass and volume.
  14. Perform laboratory experiments based upon the scientific method.
  15. Interpret scientific quantitative and qualitative data.
  16. Integrate experimental data into written laboratory reports.


Program Outcomes
Upon completion of BIOL 1010 General Biology I, the student will:

Biology AS

PO#2 Apply the scientific method to research biologically-relevant questions.



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