BIOL180 Introduction to Biology (3 semester hours)

This course introduces students to different biological systems and their natural environments. The course is designed to help students understand biological principles and the properties of life. Topics covered in this course will include the structure and function of plants and animals; cell biology principles; genetics; reproduction; development and growth; and biological diversity. Students will also learn the principles of evolution and how organisms interact with each other and their environment. In addition, students will discuss the process of the scientific method and will also be required to demonstrate science information literacy skills through the creation of a narrated presentation.Topics covered in this course require some comfort with math. This course is time-intensive, so students should ensure they have the time to fully commit to this course if it is used to fulfill the General Education science course requirement.