BIOL 300 The Foundations of Biology
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Advisory: ESLR 320 and ESLW 310, OR ESL 325 with a grade of C or better; OR eligibility for ENGRD 310 AND ENGWR 101.
Transferable: CSU; UC (Transfer Credit Limitations: 1) BIOL 300, 307 and 310 combined: maximum transfer credit is one course; 2) No credit for BIOL 300 or 307 if taken after BIOL 400, 420, 430, or 431)
This course is a survey of major topics in the biological sciences for the non-science major with an emphasis on human biology. Units covered include cell structure and chemistry, metabolism, Mendelian and molecular genetics, genetic engineering, anatomy and physiology of humans, evolution, and ecology. Students interested in a general elective biology course are strongly advised to take either BIOL 300, BIOL 307, or BIOL 310 since some transfer institutions will provide credit for only one of the three courses.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
SLO 1: EXPLAIN THE BASIC MECHANISMS BY WHICH ORGANISMS MAINTAIN HOMEOSTASIS