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LAMAR STATE COLLEGE ORANGEDivision of Academic StudiesDepartment of ScienceSyllabus forBIOLOGY 1306-01: Biology for Science Majors I LectureFall 2020Revised September 4, 2020Instructor:Matthew R. McClure, Ph.D., Professor of BiologyOffice Location:AC 242Office Hours:Monday9:00-11:00am, 12:15-1:00pm, 3:00-4:00pmTuesday12:15-1:00pmWednesday9:00-11:00am, 12:15-1:00pmThursday9:00-11:00am, 12:15-1:00pmOr by appointmentOffice Phone:(409) 882-3304Email Address:[email protected]Course Description:Fundamental principles of living organisms will be studied, including physicaland chemical properties of life, organization, function, evolutionary adaptation, and classification.Concepts of cytology, reproduction, genetics, and scientific reasoning are included.Pre-requisites:None.Co-requisites:Simultaneous enrollment in BIOL 1106 laboratory is required.Required Textbook & Materials:Biology 2e, by Openstax.Electronic version can be downloaded for free.Print version can be purchased from the LSCObookstore or purchased directly from Openstax.Four Scantron #882 forms and #2 pencil for examsWear a mask while on campus for Covid-19 mandateCredit Transfer:It is recommended for students to check in advance with the institution theyplan to transfer credit. State rules require that the course be transferable to any state institution.Student Learning Outcomes:Upon successful completion of this course, students will:Student Learning Outcomes:Course- and Program-LevelCourse Activities and Associated Unit-Level Student LearningOutcomes:1. Describe the characteristics of life.Class instruction, discussion, assigned readings, quizzes, exams,written assignments2. Explain the methods of inquiry used by scientists.Class instruction, discussion, assigned readings, quizzes, exams,written assignments3. Identify the basic requirements of life and the properties of themajor molecules needed for life.Class instruction, discussion, assigned readings, quizzes, exams,written assignments4. Compare and contrast the structures, reproduction, andcharacteristics of viruses, prokaryotic cells, and eukaryotic cells.Class instruction, discussion, assigned readings, quizzes, exams,written assignments5. Describe the structure of cell membranes and the movement ofmolecules across a membrane.Class instruction, discussion, assigned readings, quizzes, exams,written assignments1Syllabus TemplateRevised December 2018
6. Identify the substrates, products, and important chemical pathwaysin metabolism.
7. Identify the principles of inheritance and solve classical geneticproblems.
8. Identify the chemical structures, synthesis, and regulation ofnucleic acids and proteins.

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