Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

BIO 110 - General Biology I

Course Description

General Biology I is designed for majors in biology, natural science and related fields. This course introduces students to the general principles of biology, emphasizing cell structure and function, molecular biology, genetics, and evolution. Students are expected to develop skills in utilizing the scientific method as a tool for problem solving.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Utilize the scientific method to solve problems.
Describe the chemical structure of biological molecules.
Relate molecular structure to biological function.
Describe prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure.
Relate cellular structure to cell function.
Explain the processes by which living systems convert solar energy to usable chemical energy.
Identify the role of genetic material in transmission of traits from generation to generation.
Relate variability in the transmission of genetic material to biological evolution.
Critique current theories on the origin of life on Earth.
Access, interpret, and evaluate peer-reviewed primary scientific literature.
Demonstrate an ability to utilize modern biology laboratory skills.
Demonstrate an ability to apply biological concepts to one's life.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Scientific Inquiry (SI)

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: MAT 050/060, REA 050 or REA 075 or ENG 099 or test scores