BIO 117 - Principles of Biology I
To give science majors a working foundation of biology and to prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution and upper level biology courses. The biological principles covered include, but not limited to, Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Evolution. 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: High School Regents Biology and Regents Chemistry
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 the basic principles of ecosystems, ecology, conservation biology, processes of evolution and speciation.
2. Apply knowledge of evolution to explain the unity and diversity of life.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the unifying themes of biology.
5. Apply the scientific method to plan and carry out laboratory exercises.
6. Demonstrate the ability to read, analyze, and understand scientific writing.