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BIO 101 - Biological Investigations w/Lab


Requirement Fulfillment: Course may be used to fulfill CORE 101  requirement.
Note: Undeclared students and declared biology majors with MATH 117 - College Algebra placement are advised to register for BIO 101 w/Lab before taking BIO 103 - Introduction to Molecular & Cellular Biology w/Lab. Students with MATH 136 Pre-calculus or higher MATH placement are advised to register for BIO 103, not BIO 101.
This Introductory Biology course explores important issues of societal and personal relevance by evaluating testable ideas through experimentation and literature-based research in lecture and laboratory settings. Students will use the process of science to generate data and synthesize new ideas to come to evidence-based conclusions, which will prime their advancement into upper-level coursework in the biological sciences.  The laboratory experience complements the lecture by providing students with hands-on opportunities to use the scientific method as they lead their own research investigations. This course fulfills the general education science requirement (equivalent to CORE 101) and as such, will illuminate responses to the three core questions: Who am I, what can I know, and given what I know, how should I act? The overarching learning outcomes for this course are: 1) to investigate questions of societal and personal relevance using scientific knowledge and, 2) to describe and actively engage in the scientific process by asking questions, gathering data and drawing evidence-based conclusions. This course is designed for first-semester students with MATH 117 College Algebra placement, and who wish to major in biology, or who have program requirements or general interests in the biological sciences.

4 credits



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