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BIO - Biology

BIO 101


(4 CR.)

Prerequisites: competency in Math Essentials Units MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through placement and diagnostic tests, or by completion through unit 3 in an MTT course. Competency in Math Essentials Units MTE 1-5 or equivalent is desirable. Placement in ENG 111 required. Focuses on foundations in cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.