BI 102 General Biology

An introductory lab science course intended for majors in disciplines other than the biological sciences. Topics presented include biological molecules, cellular biology, genetics and inheritance, biotechnology and evolutionary processes. Additionally the course is designed to help students discover the applications of science to their everyday lives, as well as provide elements of critical thinking. Different sections of this course may emphasize different themes as indicated by the subtitles. Examples include Microbial World and General Biology. Students may select the theme that interests them most, but the course may be used only once to meet graduation requirements. Biology 101, 102 and 103 need not be taken in numerical order.




Recommended: MTH 075 Variable and Linear Equations, college-level reading and writing strongly recommended for success in this course. This course includes a laboratory component.


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AAOT Science/Math Lab Course, AS Biological Science, AGS Math/Science,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Explain how natural selection drives evolution. Express how changesin the genome can affect the phenotype or traits within a population. Describe the patterns of inheritance. Describe selected key cell processes. Distinguish between the groups of biomolecules.