2024-2025 College Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog
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BIOL 1014 - Survey of Life

4 Credits
This course fulfills one semester of a two-semester course sequence introducing concepts of biology and serves as a prerequisite for biology courses for biology majors and minors. Topics covered include an introduction to evolution, ecology, and a survey of the diversity of life. Lecture three credit hours. Lab two hours.

Prerequisite: Eligible for enrollment  in ENG 1113 English Composition I*  without precollege level corequisite course

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate basic Chemistry skills by listing and describing organic molecules that form the foundation of life. (GEO 1, 3)
2. Explain DNA’s role with RNA in protein synthesis and inheritance. (GEO 1, 2, 3)
3. List and describe cell types, cell structures and their functions. (GEO 1, 3)
4. Illustrate and describe methods of cell reproduction. (GEO 1, 3)
5. Discuss the variety of ways that organisms interact with the physical and the biological environment. (GEO 1, 2, 3)
6. Use the theory of natural selection to explain how new species arise and the mechanisms which underlie micro and macroevolution. (GEO 1, 2, 3)
7. Apply current methods of taxonomy to classify organisms in a survey of the diversity of life. (GEO 1, 3)
8. Demonstrate work ethics and interpersonal skills as required to develop efficient and effective lab groups. (GEO 1, 2, 4)

Latest Update Effective: Summer 2021



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