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Fall 2017 Catalog 
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 102 - Laboratory for Survey of the Biological Sciences

Credit Hours: 1

This laboratory course is designed to complement the lecture course Survey of the Biological Sciences. This course will introduce students to various laboratory activities in cellular structure, genetics, botany, zoology and microbiology.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- Natural Sciences.

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

    • explain the importance and steps used in the scientific method;
    • apply the process of the scientific method to scientific investigations and everyday decisions; and
    • using Library resources and personnel, distinguish the steps and methods established by researchers in various scientific publications.
    • identify various cellular structures and explain their functions;
    • recognize the various stages of cellular reproduction using the microscope; and
    • recognize the similarities and differences between prokaryotic, plant and animal cells.
    • apply basic genetic terminology to Mendelian Genetics;
    • complete genetic crosses and track traits through multiple generations using virtual software applications;
    • explain the transmission of various genetic traits through multiple allele and sex-linked inheritance; and
    • interpret the inheritance of family traits using pedigree charts.
    • describe basic plant structure;
    • recognize the role of plants in everyday life, from oxygen production to the foodon our tables; and
    • identify the parts and importance of flowers, fruits and seeds of different types of plants.
    • describe the steps involved in taxonomy;
    • recognize the diversity of animals at various taxonomic levels through the dissection of organisms; and
    • identify organs common to and different between animals at various taxonomic levels.
    • identify prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and viruses;
    • determine the role of these organisms in their immediate environment and in the earth's ecosystems; and
    • explain and demonstrate various techniques students can use to protect themselves and others from medical contamination by working with various organisms in a controlled environment.

Concurrent Registration: BI 101
F/S (C, N, S)

Successful completion of high school biology and chemistry is recommended.