BIOL1308 Biology for Non-Science Majors

Course Description

A survey of the fundamental principles that apply to living organisms. These include cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, physiology, biodiversity, and ecology. Biology majors and minors cannot substitute BIOL 1308 for either BIOL 1306 or 1037. BIOL 1308 cannot be used as a prerequisite for any upper-level biology course.

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: This course is also taken with the corresponding lab BIOL 1108.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain basic biology terminology and concepts.
  2. Relate the concept of structure-function to everyday life.
  3. Outline how cells obtain and transform matter and energy.
  4. Outline how genetic information is stored and propagated.
  5. Survey the diversity of life.
  6. Evaluate the role of different organisms in our ecosystems.
  7. Develop and use the scientific method to study natural phenomena.