SCIN130 Introduction to Biology with Lab (4 semester hours)

This course introduces students to biological systems in their natural environments. The course offers an understanding of biological principles and the properties of life. The topics covered in this course include the structure and function of plants and animals; cell biology principles; genetics; reproduction; development and growth; biological diversity; the principles of evolution; and interactions among organisms and with their environment. The course will also include online lab work, which is designed to reinforce the concepts in the assigned reading. The lab involves study through interactive simulations, videos, and animations, which will be provided to students throughout the course. 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.