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RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
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BI 101 - Introduction to Biology I

3 Credit(s)

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

Corequisite(s): BI 101L  

Course Description: Provides an overview of important principles, concepts and topics in biology. 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 atoms and molecules, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, cell respiration, cell division, photosynthesis, DNA structure, protein synthesis, and basic genetics.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: List and describe the steps of the scientific method. Utilize the scientific method to solve biological problems.
  • CLO#2: Describe, identify structures, and apply knowledge of cells and organelles; differentiate between plant and animal cells.
  • CLO#3: Describe, identify, and apply knowledge of general chemistry including atomic structure, chemical bonds, and characteristics of the four biological molecules.
  • CLO#4: Describe and apply knowledge of enzymes and their role in biological systems.
  • CLO#5: Describe and apply knowledge of the processes of cellular respiration and photosynthesis and identify the cellular structures involved in either. (ILO: Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning)
  • CLO#6: Describe and apply knowledge of DNA and the processes of DNA replication and protein synthesis, identify the cellular structures and enzymes involved.
  • CLO#7: Describe, identify, and apply knowledge of the stages involved in mitosis and meiosis.
  • CLO#8: Describe and apply knowledge of the principles of heredity, solving genetics problems, and interpreting pedigrees.

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