BIOLOGY 100 - Biology for Nonscientists
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
Not open to those with Advanced Placement or "Departmental" credit in biology, nor to those concentrating in the biological sciences. Credit is granted for a combined total of 17 credits elected in introductory biology.
Cost:
>100
Advisory Prerequisites:
Some exposure to biology and chemistry at the high school level is assumed.
Other Course Info:
F.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

BIOLOGY 100 is a one-term course designed to introduce students to current biological concepts. The course consists of three hours of lecture per week plus a coordinated discussion session which occupies two hours per week. BIOLOGY 100 provides an introduction to some general principles of biology and concentrates on the areas of cell biology and biotechnology, genetics and genetic diseases, physiology, evolution, and environmental biology.

A major objective of this course is to point out to students the nature of the scientific process and illustrate the uses and non-uses of science in contemporary life. Wherever possible, the ethical and social implications of contemporary scientific effort will be discussed. This course is designed for students with a minimal background in the biological sciences, but we do assume some exposure to biology and chemistry at the high school level. Discussion sections enroll 20 students and are taught by graduate student instructors. In the discussion section, students have the opportunity to review material presented in lecture and participate in discussions of issues raised in the lecture segment.

Textbook: Starr, C., Biology: Today and Tomorrow. Brooks/Cole, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc., Belmont, CA. 2005. Softcover student edition. ISBN 0-534-46732-6

BIOLOGY 100 - Biology for Nonscientists
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11208
Open
18
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: --ALL DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPT. 8.
002 (DIS)
P
11209
Open
4
 
-
Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
11210
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 12:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11211
Open
2
 
-
W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
11212
Open
1
 
-
W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
11213
Open
9
 
-
Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
11214
Open
4
 
-
Th 12:00PM - 2:00PM
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