BIO 118 W - Principles of Biology II
A continuation of Principles of Biology I. To give science majors a working foundation of biology to prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution and upper level biology courses. The biological principles covered include, but not limited to: Cellular Structure and Function, Molecular Biology, and Genetics. The underlying themes of unity and diversity of living organisms will be used to amalgamate the topics covered. Scientific methodology will be emphasized in both laboratory and lecture using current publications to support discussion as well as developing and executing scientific experimentation.
Prerequisite: BIO 117 Principles of Biology I or equivalent
3 Lecture Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic cell morphology and function, molecular biology, Mendalian genetics and molecular genetics.
2. Apply the scientific method to plan and carry out laboratory exercises.
3. Apply knowledge of the scientific method in analysis of current scientific literature.
4. Utilize knowledge of Mendelian genetics and molecular genetics in problems of inheritance and the role of mutation in organisms.
5. Demonstrate the ability to read, compose, analyze,and critique scientific writing.
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