BIO 106 - Life Science at Virginia Highlands Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2021-05-01

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.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

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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