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Fall 2017 Catalog 
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BI 101 - Survey of the Biological Sciences

Credit Hours: 3

Survey of the Biological Sciences is a course designed for non-science majors to complete a laboratory science course. This course will introduce students to various topics in cellular structure, genetics, botany, zoology and microbiology.  This course does not satisfy the science requirement for liberal arts/ science majors.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Natural Sciences.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • scientific method: Explain the importance and steps used in the scientific method by applying the process to scientific investigations;
  • cell structure: Describe the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells;
  • genetics: Describe the historical development of genetics. Explain the transmission of genetics. Explain the transmission of genetic traits and the use of pedigree charts;
  • botany: Describe basic plant structure and diversity of plants in everyday life;
  • zoology: Describe the steps involved in taxonomy. Compare and contrast organs found in animals at various taxonomic levels; and
  • microbiology: Recognize the role of microbes in the environment and identify current event issues involving microbes.

Concurrent Registration: BI 102
F/S (C, N, S)

Successful completion of high school biology and chemistry is recommended.