Dec 03, 2022
BIOL 100 - Biology in the Real World
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-B2, GE-B3
Key concepts in biology presented in thematic Units:, emphasizing connections to everyday life and addressing real-world issues. Builds foundational knowledge and skills in biology for students pursuing or interested in a science major or liberal studies major (STEM teaching pathway). Lecture Units: 3; Lab Units: 1
Credit Restrictions: Not open to students with credit for BIOL 101.
Equivalent Quarter Course: BIOL 1000.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-B2 - Lower Division Life Sciences, GE-B3 - Lower Division Laboratory Activity
Course Typically Offered: Fall ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Explain and actively participate in group discussions of how biological concepts apply to everyday life and real-world societal issues;
- Demonstrate understanding of major concepts in biology, including evolution, cell biology, genetic inheritance, diversity and hierarchy of life, interrelationships of living systems, energy flow and matter cycling through ecosystems, form and function relationships, and human impacts on living systems;
- Apply quantitative reasoning to interpret, evaluate, and construct visual displays of biological information (e.g., graphs, data tables, diagrams, infographics);
- Construct explanations and arguments using valid scientific evidence, particularly in the context of distinguishing science from pseudoscience.
B2. Life Sciences Learning Outcomes
B3. Laboratory Activity Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the life sciences;
- demonstrate an understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method; and
- describe the potential limits of scientific endeavors, including the accepted standards and ethics associated with scientific inquiry.
- Apply their knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the physical and sciences through laboratory activities;
- apply their understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method in a laboratory setting; and
- demonstrate accepted standards and ethics associated with scientific inquiry, while completing laboratory activities.
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