General Biology I

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Description: This course is the first in a two part series covering a general study of life processes, emphasizing basic concepts of biology suitable as a general education elective for non-science majors. Concepts to be covered in this first part include: Scientific method, and importance of scientific literacy, biological principles of life; levels of biological organization, importance of chemistry for life; characteristics of biological molecules, the cell as a living unit, variations in cell structure, characteristics of the plasma membrane, diffusion, osmosis, active transport, other transport methods for large molecules, energy capture and transfer, plants and photosynthesis, glucose catabolism, DNA, inheritance, biotechnology, and ecology.

Registration for in-classroom or hybrid course offerings include lecture (BIO111) and lab (BIO111L).

Upcoming In-Classroom Course Offerings (Lecture and Lab):
Aug 24, 2019 - Sep 18, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)
Oct 17, 2019 - Nov 13, 2019 (Thursday/Friday)
Oct 19, 2019 - Nov 13, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)

Upcoming Hybrid Course Offerings (Lecture Online with 4-day Intensive In-Classroom Lab):
Aug 22, 2019 - Sep 18, 2019 (in-classroom lab MTW 9/9 through 9/11 (8am-5pm), Thursday 9/12 (8am-10:30am))

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalent
Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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