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BIOL1122 – General Biology I pdf

Credits: 4 (3/1/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 2 and 3. This course is an introduction to the structure and function of living systems with an emphasis on cellular and molecular biology. Fundamental concepts include the chemical basis of life, cell structure and function, cell division, metabolism, classical and molecular genetics, and biotechnology. This course includes a laboratory component incorporating experimental design, microscopic work, and cellular and molecular biology techniques. Along with BIOL1123, this course is part of a two-semester sequence of general biology that can be taken in either order.
Prerequisites: Assessment into ENGL 1101 or college level writing equivalent.
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic inorganic and organic chemistry as it relates to life.
  2. Evaluate the composition of biological macromolecules and the role they play in the structure and function of cells.
  3. Characterize cell structures and functions in prokaryote and eukaryote cells.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of membrane structure and cellular transport.
  5. Explain how energy is used and generated in cells, including cellular respiration and photosynthesis.
  6. Compare and contrast cellular reproduction, including the cell cycle, mitosis, and meiosis.
  7. Interpret Mendelian genetics.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the chromosomal basis of inheritance.
  9. Summarize molecular genetics, including DNA structure and replication, transcription, and translation.
  10. Explore current biotechnology applications.
  11. Analyze molecular evolution and population genetics.
  12. Explore the scientific process and experimental design.
  13. Construct and test hypotheses.
  14. Collect and analyze scientific data.
  15. Communicate results in oral or written form.
  16. Demonstrate the ability to use the compound light microscope and technological applications utilized in modern biology.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (2) Critical Thinking
  • (3) Natural Sciences

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