BIO 1 Syllabus
Division: Arts and Sciences Date: February 2014
Curricula in Which Course is Taught: First Year Studies
Course Number and Title: BIO 1, Foundations of Biology
Credit Hours: 1-4 Hours/Wk Lecture: 1-4 Hours/Wk Lab: 0-9 Lec/Lab Comb: 1-12
I. Catalog Description: Develops a basic understanding of plant and animal form, function, and relationships. Prepares students who have a deficiency in high school biology May be repeated for credit.
II. Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: BIO 1 is a course that incorporates scientific reasoning, critical thinking and information literacy through a study of basic biology.
III. Required background: Prerequisites: ENF 3, MTE 2. Corequisites: MTE 3, 4, & 5.
IV. Course Content:
V. Learner Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students
will be able to demonstrate:
Tests and a final exam
A. an elementary knowledge of inorganic chemistry including: chemical bonding, atomic structure, and biologically important compounds.
B. an understanding of the function and importance of major classes of organic compounds including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids.
C. an understanding of chemical reactions as they relate to biological processes.
D. a comprehensive understanding of cell structure and function.
E. an understanding of energy transformations with a strong emphasis upon photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
F. an understanding of the perpetuation of life as it relates to cellular reproduction, patterns of inheritance, and the nature and function of the gene.
VII. This course supports the following objectives:
DCC Educational Objectives: