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Edmonds Community College    
  Dec 17, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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BIOL& 100 - Survey of Biology w/Lab

5.0 Credits
An introductory class for nonscience majors, which includes an introduction to major biological principles and scientific processes. Emphasis will be on the application of modern biological knowledge in society in a way that is informative and exciting.
Prerequisite ENGL& 101 and MATH 087.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical and basic understanding of the nature, process and methodology of science. These include the principles underlying the theories and processes underlying scientific discovery and the nature of scientific evidence upon which such contemporary scientific theories are based.
  2. Describe, identify, and explain, with examples, important concepts of biology, such as evolution, the biological transformation of matter and energy, the mechanisms of the replication and utilization of inherited information, the interaction of life with its environment, the relationship between biological structure and function, etc.
  3. Articulate the importance of biology to their lives by applying the concepts and information of biology to problems that affect their lives, in particular, and our society, in general.
  4. Correctly and appropriately collect and analyze data.
  5. Correctly and safely use and care for appropriate tools and equipment.
  6. Productively work in groups to successfully complete group activities and assignments.
  7. Effectively communicate biological knowledge and understanding using a variety of methods.

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