Placement at the college level or completion of the appropriate exit-level developmental course(s) with a grade of “C” or better or
ENC0025 Developmental Writing II and
MAT0028 Developmental Mathematics II
BSC1010L Principles Of Biology Laboratory
Recommended prerequisites of high school biology and high school chemistry. Study of the cellular, genetic, and evolutionary principles which form the foundation of biology. Emphasis on biomolecules, cell structure and function, protein synthesis, genetics and organic evolution. The first course for Biology majors. Meets A.A. general education Core Course Requirements, Natural Sciences, (Biological Scieces).
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|Program Learning Outcomes:||
GLO 1 - Critical Thinking: The student evaluates the validity of ideas, developing informed opinions or defensible conclusions. GLO 3 - Scientific and Mathematical Literacy: The student properly identifies and applies scientific or mathematical principles and methods. GLO 4 - Information Literacy: The student effectively locates, evaluates, and applies information from a variety of sources.
|Course Learning Outcomes:||
1.Understand the scientific method and hypothesis testing. 2.Evaluate the molecular structure of water and its importance as a biological molecule. 3.Describe the molecular structure of biological molecules (proteins, fats, carbohydrates and nucleic acids) and their role in biological systems. 4.Appreciate the structure of the cell and the functions of organelles. 5.Understand the structure of nucleic acids and the processes of replication, transcription and translation. 6.Identify cellular metabolism, enzyme function, cellular respiration, and photosynthesis. 7.Explain diffusion, osmosis, and cell membrane function, including protein channels and carriers. 8.Describe the cell cycle and cell cycle control. 9.Become familiar with simple and complex inheritance patterns. 10.Understand the genetic variation produced by meiosis and sexual life cycles. 11.Appreciate the regulation of gene expression. 12.Explain cellular communication and signal transduction.
|Methods of Evaluation:||
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
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.
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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.
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