BIOL 1408 - BIOLOGY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS I

Provides a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction. 

This laboratory-based course accompanies BIOL 1308, Biology for Non-Science Majors I. Laboratory activities will reinforce a survey of biological principles with an emphasis on humans, including chemistry of life, cells, structure, function, and reproduction.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Distinguish between prokaryotic, eukaryotic, plant and animal cells, and identify major cell structures.
  • Identify stages of the cell cycle, mitosis (plant and animal), and meiosis.
  • Interpret results from cell physiology experiments involving movement across membranes, enzymes, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration.
  • Apply genetic principles to predict the outcome of genetic crosses and statistically analyze results.
  • Describe karyotyping, pedigrees, and biotechnology and provide an example of the uses of each
  • Identify parts of a DNA molecule, and describe replication, transcription, and translation.
  • Analyze evidence for evolution and natural selection.
  • Apply scientific reasoning to investigate questions, and utilize scientific tools such as microscopes and laboratory equipment to collect and analyze data.
  • Use critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions in the laboratory.
  • Communicate effectively the results of scientific investigations.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture hours: 48.0
Lab hours: 32.0