This course is designed to introduce biology at an entry level by examining the hierarchy that ranges from the fundamentals of cell biology to the physiology of organisms, and the interactions among those organisms in their environment. The topics in this course include cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, evolution, physiology, and ecology.
Apply the scientific method to the creation of hypotheses and experiments.
Describe the energy metabolism of cells.
Compare structures and functions of different cell types.
Recognize the fundamental concepts of chemistry in biology.
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Recognize the structure and function of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as the molecule of inheritance.
Describe the foundations of genetics.
Explain meiosis as it relates to genetics.
Evolution and Diversity
Identify the mechanisms of evolution.
Describe the role of natural selection in the theory of evolution.
Recognize the importance of biodiversity.
Identify the structure and function of the main organs in organisms.
Explain how organisms have evolved physiologically to become most suited for their environment.
Describe ecology in terms of population growth and regulation through community interactions.
Evaluate the effects of human activities on ecosystems and the biosphere.
Illustrate the flow of energy and materials through an ecosystem.
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