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HSC 041
Biology IA


Credits: 1- 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Biology I is the first of two courses covering the life science of biology, including a study of evolution, homeostasis (internal environment), nutrition, fitness, energy, and the cell. This course prepares students to pass the end-of-course biology test required for WA State graduation.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Apply the Scientific Method to investigate the physical world.
  • Identify and describe current issues involving biology and society.
  • Describe basic cell structure and metabolic processes.
  • Explain how organisms maintain their internal environment.
  • Apply scientific principles in lab and field experiments.

  • Course Topics
  • Thinking Like a Scientist.
  • Evolution, Change across Time, Unity and Diversity.
  • Homeostasis-Maintaining a Dynamic Equilibrium, Health and Disease.
  • Energy, Matter, and Organization.
  • Fitness and Performance.
  • Cellular Basis of Activity.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HSC 041
    Winter 2016
    1761
    Gary Benefiel
    HSC 041
    Winter 2014
    1761
    Gary Benefiel
    HSC 041
    Winter 2013
    1761
    Gary Benefiel


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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