BIOLOGY 100 - Biology for Nonscientists
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
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 is a fascinating and diverse field.

In addition to focusing on major concepts in ecology, evolution, genetics, cellular and molecular biology, as well as human physiology, the course will investigate the processes of scientific inquiry and require students to think critically and creatively when evaluating information in the media and making personal decisions that relate to biological issues. A major objective of this course is to point out to students the nature of the scientific process and illustrate the uses of science in contemporary life as well as the limitations of science. Wherever possible, the ethical and social implications of contemporary scientific effort will be discussed.

Textbook: What is Life?: A Guide to Biology with Physiology, Jay Phelan. W.H. Freeman, 2011. Softcover student edition. ISBN: 1-4292-4666-9. Also available as E-book for great savings — check out the publisher’s (WH Freeman and Company) web site at www.whfreeman.com.

Intended Audience:

This one-term course is intended for students not planning to concentrate in the biological sciences who want an overview of the central ideas of biology.

Class Format:

The course consists of three hours of lecture per week plus a coordinated discussion session which occupies two hours per week.

BIOLOGY 100 - Biology for Nonscientists
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11109
Open
19
 
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: ALL DISCUSSION SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPT. 10.
002 (DIS)
P
11110
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 12:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
11111
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 12:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11112
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
11113
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
11114
Closed
0
 
-
W 12:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
11115
Open
2
 
-
W 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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We will use the folowing textbook What is Life?: A Guide to Biology (with Physiology chapters), second edition by Jay Phelan, WH Freeman Press To get the best price, I suggest you buy the ebook directly from the publisher's site. Further information can be found on the course CTools page.
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