Aug 10, 2020
BI 120 - Introductory Biology I (SR)
Credits: (4 credits)
Designed to acquaint students with the basic processes of plant and animal life, including those of human life. Examines both current and traditional biological concepts, particularly as they relate to our contemporary world. In the laboratory, students learn a variety of biological techniques that are used in an experimental approach to problem-solving.
This is a Sustainability Related (SR) course.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the following biological concepts: DNA, protein, and enzyme structure and function; cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis, and Mendelian genetics;
- Be familiar with the following laboratory techniques/tools: creation of agar plates, spec 20, allium test, mitotic index, electrophoresis;
- Successfully use a compound microscope;
- Manipulate data to make and analyze graphs and tables using Microsoft Excel;
- Utilize the following statistical operations: mean, standard deviation, regression analysis, chi-squared test;
- Conduct a literature search using library databases;
- Write a report in the style of a scientific journal article;
- Properly use CSE citation style.
Frequency of Offering:
Offered: Fall semester
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