This lab science course was developed around central themes in contemporary biology and emphasizes ecology, genetics, evolution and the diversity of life. This course is primarily intended for undecided or non-science majors in fulfillment of the general education lab science requirements. Through units on cells, plants, and animals the characteristics of living organisms and basic life processes will be illustrated. Topics will include discussions of recent advances in biology and the problems incurred. Formerly BIO 110, Survey of Biology. 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 or higher.