BIO100A Survey of Bioscience Lab
Lead Faculty: Dr. Ana Barral
Course DescriptionStudy of the unifying principles of life with emphasis placed on the following topics: molecular biology of the cell and cellular processes, including energy metabolism, membrane transport and cell division; classical genetics; population genetics; and the mechanism of evolution and the evolutionary basis of species classification. This laboratory course will complement the studentandapos;s knowledge of biology with demonstrations and experiments. Contact hours for this laboratory course (45) are based on a 3:1 ratio, i.e. 3 lab hours = 1 lecture hour equivalent.
- Employ scientific method in the design and analysis of laboratory-based inquiry in biology.
- Explain the cell structure of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, including differences between plant and animal cells.
- Describe important cellular processes, including cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis, and meiosis.
- Predict patterns of inheritance according to Mendelian genetics.
- Describe and correlate the structure and function of biologically important molecules, including DNA and enzymes.
- Explain fundamental body organization and tissues in macroscopic eukaryotic organisms (i.e., fungi, plants, animals).
- Compare and contrast morphology, physiology, and phylogenetic relationships among major taxonomic groups of plants and animals.
- Classify organisms according to basic principles of taxonomy.