BIO 101 - General Biology I at Danville Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2021-08-01

Focuses on biological processes with a chemical foundation, including macromolecules, cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes the process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence. Assignments require college-level reading fluency, coherent written communication, and basic mathematical skills. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

Biology 101 and Biology 102 comprise the standard sequence for Introductory Biology for science majors and also serve as a general education science course for non-majors. The courses use an interdisciplinary approach emphasizing the process of science and includes the relevance of science to society. The core concepts covered include: the process of science; evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange of genetic information; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. These two courses will expose students to a broad body of biological concepts that will guide them in building and developing skills that they can apply to real world situations. The lecture and laboratory components will emphasize the acquisition and integration of knowledge using the process of science as the basis for inquiry and analysis.

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