HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTHWEST COLLEGE
SYLLABUS FOR GENERAL BIOLOGY I – Fall 2011
DR. OMANA P. MATHEW
: Biol.1406 General Biology I
: Friday 5:00pm – 8:00pm, Scarcella Science & Technology, Rm S102
Saturday 8:00am – 11:00am, Scarcella Science & Technology, Rm W125
: Campbell Biology, 9
Edition by Jane B. Reece et al. HCC custom edition
: Biology 1406, Laboratory manual. HCCS- Southwest, Dept. of Life Sciences.
Discussions focus on biological chemistry, biological processes, cellular morphology, metabolism, genetics and molecular biology.
One year of high school biology/high school chemistry recommended
This course is intended for students majoring in life sciences, and for students who are pursuing pre-professional programs in
medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, or other health programs. The course is also beneficial to students who are
preparing themselves for higher-level science courses in their respective curricula
1. To establish an understanding of the major historical events in biology and their impact on science.
2. To describe basic cell structure, biochemistry, metabolism, nutrition, reproduction, and genetics.
3. To demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of cellular inheritance.
4. To demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of molecular genetic technology.
5. To demonstrate skill in basic laboratory methodology, such as microscopy, and the careful analysis of laboratory data and results.
"The following Student Learning Outcomes with their associated assessment criteria are not meant to be all inclusive, and are meant
to be used along with all other course learning outcomes and assessment devices, listed under Course Objectives, in the
determination of the student's final course grade. Completion of the specific Student Learning Outcomes listed below, at any
assessment grading level, does NOT and will NOT guarantee the student that final course grade at the end of the semester!"
PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Program SLO #1
To recognize, identify, and describe the basic structures and functions associated with most life forms.