BIO 101 - General Biology I at Virginia Western Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2019-08-01

Focuses on foundations in 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 process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. 4 credits
4 credits

General Course Purpose

This course provides students with an opportunity to acquire fundamental knowledge of the principles and living systems and their applications to everyday life. The course is designed for both science and non-science majors. It may serve as a prerequisite for advanced biology courses, a laboratory science graduation requirement, or as transfer credit for a four-year institution. BIO 101 is a prerequisite for BIO 102.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 plus completion of developmental math unit 3 required or placement in unit 4 or above

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

Optional Topics

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