Life Science - BIO 106 at Germanna Community College

Effective: 2023-05-01

Course Description

Surveys the basic concepts of life science. Engages in the scientific process by developing hypotheses, gathering data, and analyzing results. Explores topics within the context of the societal implications of science. Intended for students not majoring in science. Assignments require college-level reading fluency, coherent written communication, and basic mathematical skills. This is a Passport and UCGS transfer course. Credit toward graduation cannot be awarded for both BIO 101 and BIO 106.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

The course outline below was developed as part of a statewide standardization process.

General Course Purpose

This course is designed to increase scientific literacy and provide a basic introduction to scientific principles for the non-science major. The major units of the course include the scientific process, characteristics of living organisms, molecular aspects of cells, bioenergetics, cellular and organismal reproduction genetics, evolution, and ecology. Each unit includes activities to help students investigate the implications of science in society. Additionally, students learn how to research and interpret scientific evidence by preparing discussion posts and a research project.

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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