Student Learning Outcomes: Biology

General Biology I

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the characteristics of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and their life cycles.
  2. Explain the importance of different biological macromolecules, including the mechanism of their synthesis, and their roles in the cells of all organisms.
  3. Summarize how cells acquire, store and release energy through metabolic pathways.
  4. Describe the processes (including genetic manipulation technologies) by which heritable material is passed on to the next generation.

Developed: 2016-2017

General Biology II

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast the characteristics, including homeostatic and reproductive strategies, of different organisms across the kingdoms of life.
  2. Recognize and explain the causes of large evolutionary trends in biodiversity, and how cladistics inform phylogeny.
  3. Explain the processes and outcomes of macro and microevolution, including mutations.
  4. Explain organismal interactions at the levels of populations, communities, ecosystems, and biosphere.

Developed: 2016-2017

General Biology Laboratory

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competency with the scientific techniques used in the exploration of introductory biology examples may include careful observation, sketching, microscopy, volumetric measurements, dissection,micropipetting, spectrophotometry, and/or modeling).
  2. Using the scientific method design controlled experiments with testable hypotheses.
  3. Collect data and create graphs or other visual representations in a clear and logical fashion that may include statistics.
  4. Interpret meaning of experimental results in a broader scientific context.
  5. Communicate results of lab experiments applying broad scientific context (primary literature) utilizing clear and effective written and verbal skills.

Developed: 2016-2017

Meetings & Events

Oct 15

Academic Affairs Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

Oct 15

Fiscal and Administrative Policy Committee Meeting

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