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|Discipline and Nbr:
BASIC BIOLOGY SKILLS||
Basic Biology Skills
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
Introductory course to develop skills necessary for completion of Introduction to Principles of Biology. Course is designed for students who have not developed the skills necessary for successful completion of college transfer science courses. Class will apply basic study skills to the understanding of biological elements in living systems, from atoms to the ecosystem level. A specific focus topic such as water will be used to relate learning skills to specific biological information
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 102 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Introductory course to develop skills necessary for completion of Introduction to Principles of Biology. Class will apply basic study skills to the understanding of biological elements in living systems, from atoms to the ecosystem level.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 102 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Not Certificate/Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Take effective notes and keep an organized notebook.
2. Apply concepts learned in biology to laboratory style observations and experiments.
3. Apply the methods of science to formulating and testing hypotheses.
4. Describe examples of the levels of biological organization from the atomic to the ecosystem scale.
5. Explain selected processes that govern the functioning of biological systems in cells, organisms, populations, and communities.
6. Apply general ideas about biological systems to one specific focus topic such as water.
7. Apply active learning techniques.
Topics and Scope
I. Learning to Learn
A. Active learning skills
B. Biology in a lecture setting
C. Preparing for exams
D. Organizational skills
II. The Methods of Science
C. Deductive reasoning
III. Introduction to Molecules
A. Atomic structure
B. Chemical bonding
C. Macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids
VI. Human Populations
A. Population growth
B. Effects on other biological organisms
VII. Community Interactions
A. Trophic levels: producers, consumers, decomposers
B. Food chains and food webs
A. Energy transformations
B. Nutrient Cycles
C. Role of microorganisms in ecosystem processes
D. Local and regional ecosystem processes
1. Assigned course reading will total approximately 150 pages from texts, news articles, and handouts.
2. Assigned homework- completion of graphs, worksheets and study guides (50 pages per semester).
3. Classroom exercises to promote active learning and study skills.
4. Written homework, news article summaries, short essays.
5. One midterm, one final, and 8-9 quizzes.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 30%
|Written homework, news article summaries, short essays||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
5 - 20%
|Homework assignments, graphing data||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
40 - 60%
|Quizzes, mid-term and final exam. Multiple choice, matching items, completion (short answer/essays).||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 25%
|Classroom participation and attendance||
Instructor prepared materials