BIOL& 160 - General Biology w/Lab
Introduces major concepts of cell biology, including cell physiology and structure, molecular biology, genetics, and evolution. Course is a prerequisite for professional health-science programs. Format includes laboratory work. Note: Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.
Recommended: Strongly CHEM 121 , CHEM 140 or one year of high school chemistry.
- Illustrate the organization and complexity of life based on the structure and function of biological molecules and cells.
- Compare and contrast the concept of photosynthesis and cellular respiration and the inter-relatedness of mitochondria and chloroplasts in the energy exchanges important to living organisms.
- Present the historical and modern foundational knowledge underlying Genetics and heredity.
- Explain the transmission of information within a cell involving DNA, RNA and proteins.
- Apply observation and experimentation using the scientific method to understand natural events or phenomena.
- Provide examples that illustrate evolution as the central organizing theme of biology that explains the continuity and diversity of life.
- Investigate current technology in biological research, such as light microscopy and gel electrophoresis.
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