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[Type text] RICHLAND COLLEGE School of Mathematics, Science and Health Professions  Fall 2009 Instructor : Tammy Kincy Cain, Ph.D.  Division Office : Sabine Hall, Rm 250 Division Phone: 972-238-6248           Adjunct Faculty Office:  Alamito Building Room   A110 Adjunct Faculty Phone: (972)238-6140 E-mail [email protected]   ( Use  Biol1406  in subject line in all emails.) BIOL 1406  Section 8506     Biology for Science Majors I  (4 credits) LECTURE :    Thursday 8:30 pm -11:15 pm in C-      LAB :            Tuesday 8:30 pm – 11:15 pm  in S-255  COURSE DESCRIPTION:     Biol 1406:   Prerequisite:  One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 AND  Developmental Writing 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met  Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards. An introductory survey of contemporary biology  for students majoring in the sciences. Topics emphasized will include the chemical basis of life, structure and  function of cells, energy transformations, and molecular biology and genetics.  CORE CURRICULUM COURSE OBJECTIVES :    Intellectual Competencies : 1. Reading     :  the ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials-books, documents, and articles- above  the 12 th  grade level. 2. Writing     :  the ability to produce clear, correct and coherent prose adapted to purpose, occasion and audience above  the 12 th  grade level. 3. Speaking     : ability to communicate orally in clear, coherent, and persuasive language appropriate to purpose,  occasion, and audience –above the 12 th  grade level. 4. Listening     : analyze and interpret various forms of spoken communication, possess sufficient  literacy skills of writing,  reading- above the 12 th  grade level. 5.   Critical Thinking :  think and analyze at a critical level. 6.   Computer Literacy : understand our technological society, use computer-based technology in communication,  solving problems, and acquiring information. 1
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[Type text] EXEMPLARY EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 1. To understand and apply method and appropriate technology to the study of natural sciences. 2. To recognize scientific and quantitative methods and the differences between these  approaches and the other methods of inquiry, and to communicate findings, analyses, and interpretation both  orally and in writing. 3. To identify and recognize the differences among competing scientific theories.
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