Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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BI 103L - Introduction to Biology III Lab


1 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): MTH 60  or designated placement, and WR 90  or WR 91  or designated placement.

Corequisite(s): BI 103  

Recommended Prerequisite(s): BI 102  and BI 102L  or BI 212  and BI 212L  

Course Description: Provides an overview of plants, microbes, fungi and ecology. Designed for non-majors or those interested in learning more about biology. Science majors and pre-allied health professionals should take the 200-level biology series. Topics covered include basic evolution, classification, microbes, fungi, plant structure and function, planet diversity, populations, communities, and human impact on the environment.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Describe and apply knowledge of the basic ideas, concepts, and principles of evolution.
  • CLO#2: Describe and apply knowledge of the basic ideas, concepts, and principles of classification.
  • CLO#3: Describe, identify, and apply knowledge of the structure, function and organization of viruses, bacteria, and protists.
  • CLO#4: Describe, identify, and apply knowledge of the structure, function, organization, and life cycles of fungi.
  • CLO#5: Describe, identify, and apply knowledge of the structure, function, organization, and life cycles of plants.
  • CLO#6: Describe, identify, and apply knowledge of the structure of populations and the dynamics of population growth.
  • CLO#7: Describe, identify, and apply knowledge of community interactions and dynamics.
  • CLO#8: Describe, identify, and apply knowledge of ecosystem structure, interactions, and dynamics.
  • CLO#9: Describe, identify, and apply knowledge of biosphere structure, interactions, and dynamics including the effects of human activities on the planet. (ILO: Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning)
  • CLO#10: Describe, identify, and apply knowledge of the major threats to biodiversity and what can be done to combat these threats.



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