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Division of Gen Ed: Physical and Life Science: BI 100/101 Biology

Research and Resource Connections for Physical and Life Science Courses

Course Description

General Biology introduces the student to basic concepts and principles of biology from the structure and function of the cell to the organization of the biosphere.  Through this course, students will gain an understanding and appreciation of how life originated and developed on earth.  Students will also relate advances in the biological sciences to applications in industry, medicine, and environmental issues.

Key Topic Research Connection

I. Understand the nature of science

II. Understand the levels of organization and emergent properties of life

III. Understand bioenergetics

IV. Understand the importance of reproduction in maintaining the continuity of life

V. Apply principles of genetics to unity and diversity

VI. Discuss evolution as the mechanism of change in biology

VII. Understand principles of ecology

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