Instructor Contact Information
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A Message from your Instructor
Welcome to Biology 10. This course introduces you to the scientific study of life in all its wondrous forms. Our goal is to help you gain a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of biology. We also want you to be impressed by the workings of biological systems, and to end the quarter with some key facts, tons of questions about Biology, and the skills, interest and curiosity to pursue their answers.
Course lectures are available for download through the course site on the Catalyst server.
Mandatory on-campus labs meet once per week. Labs are designed with hands-on activities to reinforce concepts taught in lecture modules. Spring 2012 lab Section 64Z will meet on Mondays from 2:30 pm to 5:20 pm in room S-52.
Hours of Study
Be prepared to spend a minimum of 15 hours per week using and studying the course materials.
How to get started in your course
An introduction to biology as a branch of the biological sciences and to its basic unifying principles, with selected application to the scientific method, evolutionary concepts, genetic modification, biotechnology, ecology, ecological crises and human impacts.
Student Learning Objectives for this course are:
1. Evaluate the correlation of structure and function in plants and animals
2. Identify and explain the characteristics of Life.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the impacts of human activities on the
4. Apply principles of the scientific method to every day problems and develop
potential plans for solutions.
Prerequisites: Not open to students who have completed Biology 6A, 6B, 6C, or equivalent. See general education pages for the requirement this course meets. Advisory: English Writing 1A or English as a Second Language 5.