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
BSC1010 Principles Of Biology
A laboratory course which provides hands-on exercises to complement the material in lecture course BSC 1010. Required for biology majors. Meets A.A. general education Category VI.
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|Program Learning Outcomes:||
Global Learning Outcomes I. Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate the validity of their own and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and synthesizing results into the creative process. A. Students will learn to evaluate data (text, numerical, and/or graphical) for validity, recognizing when conclusions are reached or decisions made in the absence of complete information. B. Students will learn to discriminate between inductive and deductive reasoning as it pertains to biological science. C. Students will remain open to new information in the biological science and its application in the present society. II. Communication: Students will develop effective reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and nonverbally on literal and figurative levels A. Students will learn to read and discuss biological information contained within textbooks, journal articles, and/or internet websites. B. Students will learn to listen actively, partaking in dialogue with civility and respect while working as teams to collect data. C. Students will learn to write clear, organized prose, using correct standard English, to demonstrate their understanding of biological concepts. IV. Information Management: Students will use effective strategies to collect, verify, document, and manage information from a variety of sources. A. Students will learn how to use information seeking strategies necessary to access information efficiently and effectively. B. Students will learn how biological information is produced and used. C. Students will learn how to identify and use appropriate technology, including computer resources, to address biological problems.
|Course Learning Outcomes:||
Upon completion of BSC1010L, the student will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific method 2. Display proficiency in slide preparation and microscope technique 3. Identify subcellular structures in both unicellular and multicellular eukaryotes 4. Identify different classes of biological macromolecules using chemical techniques 5. Describe and identify the effects of tonicity on animal and plant cells 6. Measure CO2 and O2 production chemically and mechanically from cells undergoing both photosynthesis and respiration. 7. Identify factors that can influence the rate of respiration and photosynthesis. 8. Identify subcellular structure and the stages of mitosis in both animal and plant cells 9. Describe the differences among plant, animal, and fungal life cycles 10. Solve basic genetic problems including those involving non- Mendelian models 11. Understand how changes in experimental and environmental conditions can affect enzyme kinetics 12. Read and interpret scientific data including tables and graphs
|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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