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
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, Natural Sciences.
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|Program Learning Outcomes:||
Global 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 Management: Students use effective strategies to collect, verify, validate, document, or manage information using a variety of sources, techniques and technology.
|Course Learning Outcomes:||
Upon completion of BSC1010, the student will be able to describe and discuss: 1. the scientific method and hypothesis testing 2. the molecular structure of water and its importance as a biological molecule. 3. the molecular structure of biological molecules (proteins, fats, carbohydrates and nucleic acids) and their role in biological systems. 4. the structure of the cell and the functions of organelles. 5. the structure of nucleic acids and the processes of replication, transcription and translation. 6. cellular metabolism, enzyme function, cellular respiration, and photosynthesis. 7. diffusion, osmosis, and cell membrane function, including protein channels and carriers. 8. the cell cycle and cell cycle control 9. simple and complex inheritance patterns 10. the genetic variation produced by meiosis and sexual life cycles 11. regulation of gene expression 12. 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.
|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.|