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Fall 2021

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BIO115 - General Biology 1

Credits: 4

Catalog Description: Examines the structure and functioning of cells, including origin, physiology, biochemistry, respiration, photosynthesis, reproduction, and genetics. Laboratory exercises reinforce the lectures, which include using microscopes and measurement techniques. General Biology 1 and 2 are recommended to students transferring into premedicine or any life science program. (General Biology I and II are not sequential. Either may be taken first.).. Prerequisites: High school Regents biology completed with a 75 or higher or permission of the instructor. Completion of the Genesee Community College reading and math proficiencies.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Lab: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1.Engage in activities utilizing the process of science.
2.Differentiate among atoms, molecules, elements, compounds, types of bonds
3.Describe the importance of water to living organisms.
4.Differentiate prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells based on cell organelles and membrane components.
5.Describe various types of membrane transport and their correlation to membrane physiology.
6.Compare and contrast the processes of mitosis and meiosis in eukaryotic cells.
7.Describe current taxonomic classification systems.
8.Explain concepts of thermodynamics, relating them to cellular metabolic (enzyme mechanics, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, etc.).
9.Describe the steps of photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
10.Describe basic concepts of classical genetics.
11.Apply the process of science to basic concepts of molecular genetics in various contexts (DNA discovery, DNA replication, transcription, translation, etc.).

Effective Term: Fall 2019