Feb 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

BIO 110 Principles of Biology

Lecture: 3 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 4
This course provides a survey of fundamental biological principles for non-science majors. Emphasis is placed on basic chemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, taxonomy, evolution, ecology, diversity, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate increased knowledge and better understanding of biology as it applies to everyday life.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.​ Student will not receive credit for both BIO 110 and BIO 111.  This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

Pre-requisite(s): DRE 098  or ENG 002  (P2 grade)
Course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Course has transfer restrictions - 20 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Apply the scientific method to experimental investigations and biological concepts.
  2. Distinguish among the structures and functions of biological macromolecules present in living organisms.
  3. Illustrate cell structure and function.
  4. Discriminate the processes of cellular respiration and photosynthesis.
  5. Diagram mitosis and meiosis.
  6. Analyze qualitatively and quantitatively the basic processes of genetic inheritance.
  7. Illustrate DNA structure and relate its structure to the genetic code.
  8. Explain how DNA structure impacts DNA replication, protein synthesis, and mutation.
  9. Illustrate the modern taxonomic system of classification as it applies to living organisms.
  10. Distinguish among the categories of evidence that demonstrate evolutionary change.
  11. Evaluate how natural selection drives the evolution of organisms.
  12. Employ the basic concepts of ecology as they relate to the environment.
  13. Demonstrate elementary laboratory skills.