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Mount Saint Mary College    
 
    
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIO 1130 - Biological Principles I


Credits: 4
This is part one of a two semester inquiry based course in introductory biology for students majoring in the sciences. This course provides a coherent, unified picture of biology by ordering principles around structural levels of organization from macromolecules to ecosystems. Major topics covered include a discussion of the scientific method and its application, the cellular basis of life including a discussion of basic chemistry; cells as units of structure and function; energy transformations including cellular respiration and photosynthesis, the basic principles of classical and molecular genetics, cell cycle and evolution. 
Lecture hours/Lab hours: 3 hours lecture; 3 hours lab
Prerequisites: High school biology.  Pre- or Co requisite:   or equivalent score on mathematics screening test.



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