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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Maalot Educational Network | Evaluated Learning Experience

Biology with Lab (BIO113)


Version 1 and 2: 65 hours (13 weeks); Distance/Hybrid: Varies. 

Maalot, Jerusalem, and other authorized locations.

Version 1: September 2010 - March 2016. Version 2: April 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply the scientific method to support problem-solving techniques; collect and organize data in a systematic manner using graphs and tables; apply basic chemical and molecular principles to the functioning cell; identify the structures and explain the functions of living cells as the basic unit of life; describe the principles of cellular metabolism and energy utilization; describe the structure and growth of bacteria and viruses and their impact on humans;compare and contrast asexual and sexual reproduction; describe the structure and process of replication of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA); describe gene structure and protein synthesis and its relationship to gene expression; explain the principles of Mendelian genetics and patterns of inheritance; discuss advances in biotechnology and genomics and evolution of the genome; discuss Darwin's research and fundamental evolutionary concepts; discuss how populations evolve and describe the concept of biodiversity; describe the organization and specialization of human cells into tissues and organs; describe human histology including basic tissue types, their structure and function; identify human organs systems and describe their functions. Lab sessions parallel the lectures in Biology (BIO111) in order to illustrate selected principles learned in a hands-on fashion.     


Topics include the scientific method, chemical basis of life, cell structure and metabolism, cellular reproduction, genetics and transfer of genetic information from genes to protein, the molecular basis of cancer. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Biology or Science (2/11). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 4 semester hours in Biology or Science (4/16 revalidation) (3/21 revalidation).