Nov 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog & Student Handbook 
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BIOL 1110 - General Biology I

4 sem hrs cr

(3 hours lecture-3 hours lab)

This course examines in detail the physical and chemical basis of life with emphasis on cell processes, reproduction, and inheritance. A unit on Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, Protista, and Fungi introduces the student to four of the six kingdoms of living organisms. Prerequisite: Exemption from or completion of learning support competency courses.

In rare and unusual circumstances, a course prerequisite can be overridden with the permission of the Department Lead for the discipline.

This course may include proctored exams which must be completed on campus or at an instructor approved proctoring center which may require additional costs to the student. Please consult your instructor for additional details.

  Formerly/Same As (Formerly BIO 1410)

Transfer (UT) or Non-Transfer Course (UN): UT

Master Course Syllabus
Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able to…

  • understand the basic chemical makeup of living organisms.
  • understand the principal energy process of metabolism, including photosynthesis and all respiration.
  • understand the significance of cell structure and function in life’s processes.
  • identify DNA’s significance to reproduction and heredity to living things.
  • identify and classify the major groups of microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, protists, and fungi.
  • identify basic steps of the Scientific Method.

Course Objectives

Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to…

  • determine the presence of chemicals necessary for living systems.
  • view the production of end products of metabolic processes for both photosynthesis and respiration.
  • observe the cellular structure of the major groups of microorganisms.
  • view DNA and the cellular reproductive process.
  • practice utilizing each of the steps of the Scientific Method during laboratory sessions.