Essential Biology is geared toward the non-major. The course will cover broad areas of biology, engage the student in how biology relates to their own life, and how science and society interact. Core concepts covered include: Evolution, Structure and Function, Information Flow, Exchange and Storage, Pathways and Transformations of Energy and Matter, and Living Systems. Group 1 lab course.
Corequisites BIO 110L
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies ENG 111
, MTH 23
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Understand the 5 core concepts the course addresses: Evolution, Structure and Function, Information Flow-Exchange and Storage, Pathways and Transformations of Energy Matter, Living Systems.
- Apply the process of science to novel situations to solve problems and make decisions.
- Develop the ability to use quantitative reasoning and understand the role of data in biology.
- Tap into the interdisciplinary nature of science.
- Develop an ability to use modeling simulation to extend the knowledge gained in this course to new problems.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Articulate how science fits into society.
- Be able to communicate and collaborate with peers.
Learning How to Learn:
- Develop a curiosity about biology and the drive to discover answers to your own questions.
- Value where humans fit into the environment and how they may impact it.
- Formulate useful questions about controversial subjects.
- Identify important and valid sources of information.