2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 109 - Principles of Biology: Organismal

4 CR
This is one semester of a two-semester, eight credit lecture/laboratory sequence designed to introduce the major concepts of biology for science majors with particular emphasis on diversity of life, developmental biology, plant structure and function, animal structure and function, control systems in plant and animals, ecology and ecosystems. [48-32-80] Lab Fee

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - General Education Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Natural Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Understand and utilize the scientific method.
  2. Identify the distinguishing characteristics and classifications within the major groups of living organisms.
  3. Evaluate evolutionary relationships between organisms.
  4. Determine the levels of an organization, the benefit of specific characteristics and why the characteristics are considered advancements.
  5. Understand and correctly use scientific terminology.
  6. Utilize scientific journals and original research to generate a scientific research paper.
  7. Relate the concepts of ecology and sustainability to population dynamics and biodiversity.
  8. Evaluate the scientific basis for climate change.