2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 110 - Principles of Biology: Cellular

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 molecular biology. This course includes cellular chemistry, cell structure and function, cellular energetics, mechanisms of mitosis and meiosis, Mendelian and molecular genetics, regulatory and development processes, and evidence of evolution. [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. Discuss biological principles using scientific terminology.
  2. Create and present laboratory reports after analyzing data that is collected in the laboratory and synthesizing it into a concise and well written scientific document.
  3. Analyze the components that make up a living cell from the macromolecules through the organelles.
  4. Evaluate the flow of energy from the abiotic portion of the ecosystem to the biotic, reviewing the similarities and differences in the reactions of photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
  5. Apply the principles of genetics to determine genotypic and phenotypic variations that occur to generate inheritance, disease states, and variation within a population.
  6. Evaluate how the variations within a population and an ecosystem can lead to the genetic change of a population resulting in the diversity of life on earth.