General biology course with laboratory for biology majors. Introduction to disciplines in the life sciences including methods for scientific inquiry, biochemical dynamics, cell structure and function, evolutionary theory, bioenergetics, and ecological interactions.
 Hours4.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 1.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining BIO 130
Course Outcomes

Scientific Literacy

Students will demonstrate basic literacy in the language of science and an understanding of the foundational theories of biology (i.e., be able to formulate appropriate hypotheses and predictions to test specific biological phenomena and use appropriate vocabulary to do so) o Atomic Molecular Theory

o Cell Theory

o Theories of Photosynthesis, Fermentation, and Cellular Respiration

o Cell Division and Meiotic Theories

o Chromosomal and Mendelian Theories of Inheritance

o Watson and Crick's Theory of DNA Structure and Replication

o Protein Synthesis Theory

o Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection

o Hardy-Weinberg Theory

o Ecosystem Theory

o Population Growth Theory

o Competitive Exclusion and Behavioral Theory

Scientific Process Skills

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic scientific principles which undergird the scientific process, including the strengths and weaknesses of this process.

Scientific Discovery

Students will appreciate the excitement of discovery that has accompanied important scientific developments.

Scientific Applicability

Students will demonstrate how scientific methodology can be used to analyze real-world science-related problems.

Data Evaluation

Students will be able to evaluate scientific data and claims in order to make rational decisions on public-policy science issues that affect their community.

Scientific Expression

Students will be able to express their thoughts (in oral, graphical, and written formats) on scientific topics clearly, including appropriate use of basic scientific vocabulary and effective interpretation of quantitative data.

Science and Religion

Students will be able to reflect rationally upon the interface between science and religion.

Scientific Reasoning

Students will demonstrate sound scientific reasoning ability.