Sierra College Department of Biological Sciences

Bio. Sci. 10 - Introduction to Biology: Course Detail

(3 units / lect. only)

Full-Time Faculty Lead: Elena Pravosudova

Catalog Description: Designed specifically for non-biology, non-life science majors, covering organization of life, cellular processes, genetics and evolution, diversity of life, ecology, and the impact of humanity on, and interdependence with, the environment. Will meet life science requirements in most general education programs. Not recommended for students who have taken advanced biology in high school. Does not fulfill laboratory science requirement.

Advisory: Not open to those who have completed Bio. Sci. 1 or Bio. Sci. 11

Additional Info.: Similar content to Bio. Sci. 11 yet with out lab - lecture only. For students who do not need a life science lab class, Bio. Sci. 10 provides a strong lecture only introduction to the concepts of biology.

Typical class outline might include:

Characteristics of Life, Nature of Science, Chemistry of Biology, Cellular Basis of Life, Energy, Photosynthesis, Respiration, Cell Division, Mitosis & Meiosis, Mendelian Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Heredity, DNA, Protein Synthesis, Evolution, Diversity Animal & Plant Diversity (groups), Reproduction & Development, Ecology, Biomes, Populations, Biosphere, Human Impacts, Endangered Species, Local Ecology

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