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BIOL& 160
General Biology w/Lab


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline: [Natural Sciences]

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Introduction to the study of the cell, the basic component of all living organisms. This class is intended to provide a solid background for students planning to enter Allied Health programs. Emphasis is on cell chemistry, structure, metabolism, energetics, cell division and genetic principles. The basics of DNA technology are also covered. Lab work is required. This course does not satisfy the prerequisite for BIOL& 212 or BIOL& 213. Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score or grade of C or higher in ENGL 087; or permission of the Science Division Chair or designee. Recommended: READ 088. Formerly BIO 151, Cell Biology.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain how the concept of homeostasis applies to cellular biology.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the basic principles of inorganic and organic chemistry as they apply to cellular processes.
  • Describe basic cell structure.
  • Recognize the significance of the relationship between cellular structure and function.
  • Demonstrate understanding of genetic mutation and how it ultimately impacts the cell.
  • Solve problems using concepts of Mendelian genetics.
  • Describe basic metabolic processes that occur in cells.
  • Demonstrate the ability to graph and interpret data.
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly care for and focus a compound microscope.
  • Demonstrate ability to use lab glassware used for measuring accurately.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    BIOL& 160
    Fall 2014
    0821
    Stephen Shoemake
    BIOL& 160
    Fall 2014
    0820
    Matthew Stacey
    BIOL& 160
    Fall 2014
    0823
    Matthew Stacey
    BIOL& 160
    Spring 2014
    0805
    Stephen Shoemake
    BIOL& 160
    Spring 2014
    0806
    Stephen Shoemake


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.