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.
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