Introduction to Biology

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Course Number: BIO101
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Introduction to Biology is an introductory course in the biological sciences. Topics included are biological macromolecules, cell biology and metabolism, DNA structure and genetics, plant biology, evolution, an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems, ecology, and behavior.

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Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the chemical composition of cells and analyze the metabolic processes that happen at the cellular level.
  • Explain the structure and function of various cell types and their intracellular organelles.
  • Distinguish between mitosis, meiosis, and cytokinesis.
  • Compare and contrast the various patterns of inheritance.
  • Elucidate the various applications of genomics and biotechnology.
  • Analyze the physical structure and reproductive strategies of plants.
  • Trace and evolution of invertebrates and create a cladogram showing different classes of invertebrates.
  • Summarize the evolution of vertebrates as well as the evolution of modern humans.
  • Give an overview of the circulatory, digestive, excretory, sensory, and respiratory systems and describe their major functions.
  • Classify living organisms and assess their effect of the biosphere.

There are no prerequisites to take Introduction to Biology

Required Textbook: This course has assigned reading.

Title: Inquiry into Life eTextbook

ISBN: 9781259566745

Our Price: $130.50

Assigned reading material as part of taking this online course.
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From the unique delivery of biology content, to the time tested art program, to the complete integration of the text with technology, Dr. Sylvia Mader has formed a teaching system that will both motivate and enable your students to understand and appreciate the wonders of all areas of biology. Inquiry into Life, 14/e emphasizes the application of all areas of biology to knowledge of human concerns, what the students are able to relate to. This distinctive text was developed to stand apart from all other non-majors texts with a unique approach, unparalleled art, and a straightforward, succinct writing style that has been acclaimed by both users and reviewers.

Mader, Sylvia S. Inquiry into Life, 14th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2013, ISBN: 9780073525525

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There are a total of 1000 points in the course:

Topic Assessment Points Available
1 Graded Exam
50
2 Graded Exam 50
3 Graded Exam 50
4 Graded Exam 50
5 Graded Exam 50
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Graded Exam 50
7 Graded Exam
50
8 Graded Exam 50
9 Graded Exam 50
10 Graded Exam 50
11 Graded Exam 50
12 Graded Exam 50
13 Graded Exam 50

Final Graded Exam 350
Total   1000

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Introduction to Biology is an introductory course in the biological sciences. Topics included are biological macromolecules, cell biology and metabolism, DNA structure and genetics, plant biology, evolution, an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems, ecology, and behavior.

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