BIOL 1100 Concepts and Connections in Biology

(B) Bachelors
(OS) Halmos Coll of Nat Sci & Ocn
(OBIS) OS - Biological Sciences
3 credits

Focuses on the fundamental concepts in the life sciences and helps students make connections to the real world. Basic functions of life are compared and contrasted among the five kingdoms. Connections are made between the various life forms and humans. Life is studied at all levels, from the cell to the ecosystem. The complementarity of structure and function is stressed. Evolution is the guiding theme throughout the course. Prerequisite: MATH 1000 or higher. Frequency: Every Fall and Winter. (Description Last Updated: Summer I 2016 (201650))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define the scope of biology.
  2. Describe the scientific method.
  3. Explain the unity and diversity of life based on the theory of evolution.
  4. Compare and contrast the following cell types: prokaryotic and eukaryotic; plant and animal; cell structures and functions.
  5. Compare and contrast the processes of mitosis and meiosis.
  6. Compare and contrast Mendelian genetics and molecular genetics.
  7. Explain the process of material exchange in the body, describe the organs involved and control mechanisms.
  8. List the trophic levels of a food chain and food web and explain the role of each.
  9. Describe the evidence for evolution and natural selection.
  10. Describe the history, taxonomy, and characteristics of plants and animals.
Term CRN Dates Campus Instructor
Current Course Offerings
No courses currently scheduled
Future Course Offerings (Subject To Change)
201820 20209 08/24 - 12/07/2017 Ft Lauderdale/Davie Campus Eldakar, Omar
201820 20403 08/21 - 12/10/2017 On-line Course Griffiths, Christine
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