BIOL 1020 - Life Science
This course is an introductory course emphasizing fundamental principles of biology including cell structure and function, genetics, ecology, evolution, and organismal biology. The application of these principles to societal issues such as the conservation of biodiversity, overpopulation, and global environmental changes, biotechnology, and human wellness and disease are also considered. Duplicate credit will not be given for BIOL 1010 General Biology I.
Instructional Method Lecture and Lab
General Education Requirement: Life Science
Comments: This course transfers to UW as LIFE 1020 and meets their Physical and Natural World requirement.
Elementary Ed students must enroll in EDCI 1430 Life Sciences Seminar.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of BIOL 1020 Life Sciences, the student will:
- Describe the structure and function of cells.
- Propose how eukaryotic cells evolved from prokaryotic cells.
- Perform hands-on exercises exhibiting biological principles using constructivist strategies.
- Write effective lab reports on the findings of scientific investigations.
- Investigate the relationship between science and society.
- Describe ecological adaptations of organisms living in different environments.
- Discuss different types of microbes and their connection with humans.
- Hypothesize the pattern of inheritance of Mendelian genes.
- Design activities to facilitate scientific learning for the general public.
- Critique scientific discoveries and investigations in current newspapers or magazines.
- Describe the genetic makeup of cells.
Elementary Education AS
PO#3 Understand how to apply knowledge and skills to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving.
PO#5 Use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding and apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
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