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BIOL 310 General Biology

Units: 4

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

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 310 if taken after BIOL 400)

This is a survey of biological science with an emphasis on human biology. This course is intended for non-science majors. Topics covered include scientific inquiry, cell structure, transmission and molecular genetics, major organ systems, evolution, and ecology. Major biological principles are explored in each topic, but an emphasis is placed on human issues. The laboratory activities are designed to further investigate and illuminate each topic area. 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:

SLO1:EXPLAIN THE BASIC BIOCHEMICAL, CELLULAR, STRUCTURAL, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS BY WHICH HUMANS MAINTAIN HOMEOSTASIS.