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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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BIOL 101 - Introduction to Biology

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-B2
Plants, animals, and microorganisms and the modern biological concepts that apply to their structure and function on cellular, organismal, population, and ecosystem levels. Special emphasis on humans and their relationships with other living things.  

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 102.
Credit Restrictions: Not for biology major or minor credit; not open to students with credit for BIOL 100.

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-B2 - Lower Division Life Sciences
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the basic 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;
  2. Explain the influence of biology on current societal issues, such as medicine, public health, food production, and the health of the environment;
  3. Construct explanations and arguments using scientific evidence;
  4. Evaluate and apply scientific information to assess the validity of a media claim related to biology;
  5. Communicate the ethical considerations and societal implication of various biological research and technology.

B2. Life Sciences Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific theories, concepts, and data about the life sciences;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of scientific practices, including the scientific method; and
  3. describe the potential limits of scientific endeavors, including the accepted standards and ethics associated with scientific inquiry.

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