2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2021  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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BIOL& 100 Survey of Biology (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Natural Sciences with Lab; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
Emphasis on the study of cells, genetics, ecology, diversity of life, and physiology in order to establish a foundation of understanding and respect of life. This course includes a lab.

Student Outcomes
1.Discriminate between subjective and scientifically objective standards in all media while applying the Scientific Method.
2.Describe the structure of an atom, and how these form ionic, covalent and hydrogen bonds; list the four macromolecular classes, their function and monomeric units, and diagram the hydrolysis and dehydration synthesis of macromolecules.
3.Describe diffusion, osmosis, and active transport.
4.Define energy and how it relates to biological systems, and discuss the importance to life and the interrelationship between cellular respiration and photosynthesis.
5.Identify the differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.
6.Describe an overview of the process and outcomes of DNA replication, transcription and translation.
7.Describe similarities and differences in modes of cellular reproduction.
8.Compare and contrast the three domains of life in the context of evolutionary theory.
9.Describe the fundamental structures, functions and interrelationships within ecosystems.
10.Describe the impact of one’s personal behavior on local and global ecosystems.
11.Identify key components and applications of genetics.

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