District Syllabus
Introduction To Biology

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
Required Materials: Books:
  • Belk and Borden-Maier. Biology Science for Life with Physiology, 4th ed., Pearson, 2013. ISBN: 0321767837
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements:
Program Learning Outcomes:

GLO 1 - Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate the validity of 
their own and other's ideas through questioning, analyzing, and 
synthesizing results into the learning process.

GLO 3 - Scientific and Mathematical Literacy: Students apply an 
understanding of natural, mathematical or behavioral principles and 
a scientifically valid approach to solve abstract and relevant 
problems, using appropriate technology with inclusion of appropriate 
scientific and mathematical language.

GLO 4 - Information Literacy: Students use effective strategies to 
collect, verify, validate, document, or manage information using a 
variety of sources, techniques and technology.

Course Learning Outcomes:

Methods of Evaluation:

Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.