Consortium for International Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience
Introduction to Biology SCI 102
Various; distance learning format.
September 2018 – Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: organize biological systems based on the canonical hierarchies; describe a variety of basic chemistry and organic chemistry concepts as they apply to the study of biology; identify sub-cellular structures and explain the function of each one; differentiate between animal cells and plant cells, as well as prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells; explain various processes of membrane function in living systems; understand basic concepts of photosynthesis and cellular respiration; identify the stages of the cell cycle and explain the significance of each step; understand basic concepts of genetics and heredity; identify components of DNA structure; and define basic concepts of DNA replication, transcription, and translation.
The course includes weekly readings based on 15 weeks of self-study, review questions, assignments and a final examination. Topics include: biological systems, chemistry, cellular structures, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, genetics, heredity, and DNA.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Biology or Introduction to Biology (8/18).