CIC Approval: 11/10/2005
SAN DIEGO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
CITY, MESA, AND MIRAMAR COLLEGES
ASSOCIATE DEGREE COURSE OUTLINE
SUBJECT AREA AND COURSE NUMBER:
General Biology-Lecture and Laboratory
CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is an examination of living organisms and their environment. The lecture and laboratory are
intended for students planning on taking more advanced courses in the Life Sciences, or students
majoring in Education, Child Development, Physiological Psychology or related areas. Topics that are
emphasized in this course include the fundamental chemical and physical processes common to all
living organisms, the interactions between organisms and their environment, classical and molecular
genetics, metabolism, plant and animal anatomy and physiology, animal behavior, evolution, cellular
and molecular biology, and the experimental and cognitive processes used to examine these fields.
ENGL 049 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level W5
ENGL 048 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R5
MATH 046 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M40
Limitation on Enrollment:
FIELD TRIP REQUIREMENTS:
May be required
universities CSU General Education IGETC UC Transfer Course List No credit for BIOL 105, 106 or 107 if
taken after 210A, 210B.
TOTAL LECTURE HOURS:
48 - 54
TOTAL LAB HOURS:
48 - 54
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Apply the process of science to problem solving situations and formulate procedural steps necessary
for a scientific investigation.
2. Explain, employ, and evaluate basic ecological concepts.
3. Describe the process of evolution and speciation by employing the concepts upon which modern
evolutionary theory is based and recognize examples of each.
4. Define and distinguish atoms, molecules, compounds, chemical bonds, mechanisms of chemical bond
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