General Biology – bio240 (3 credits)
This course will provide an in-depth look into the principles of biology. Topics will include molecular biology, cellular structure and function, genetics, evolution, organisms, and populations.
Explain the theory of evolution.
Explain the process of speciation.
- Identify various beneficial adaptations seen in organisms.
Explain the process of natural selection using Darwin’s perspective.
Describe the events in the cell cycle.
Explain how traits (including genetic disorders) are passed from one generation to the next.
- Relate Mendelian genetics to chromosome theory.
Identify the major characteristics of domains, kingdoms, and phyla.
- Apply the lessons learned about symbiotic relationships and the environment to current issues.
Recognize the ecological relationships among organisms within a given environment.
Cell Structure and Function
Explain the function of the cell membrane as it relates to transport.
- Compare prokaryotes and eukaryotes, plant and animal cells, cells and viruses.
Summarize the events in photosynthesis and cellular respiration
- Describe the structure of DNA and its role in heredity.
- Explain how DNA controls the synthesis of proteins.
- Identify ways DNA technology is used today.
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