Jun 15, 2024  
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BIO 118 (WE) - 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 concepts covered include, but are 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.

Students should have a strong background in high school biology and chemistry.

Prerequisite- Corequisite


Credits: 4
3 Lecture Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
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 and molecular biology.
  2. Utilize knowledge of Mendelian genetics and molecular genetics in problems of inheritance and the role of mutation in organisms.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to read, compose, analyze, and critique scientific writing.
  4. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.