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BIOL-110 - Biological Principles - 4.50 Credits

BIOL-110 - Biological Principles - 4.50 Credits

Course Details
Biological Principles is a science elective for arts and education students or others interested in an overview of biology. No prerequisites in biology or science are required to enroll. This course does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements for students pursuing a science major. This course provides a biological perspective on our world. It will focus on humankind's place in nature by integrating such topics as structure and function of organisms, their genetic heritage and their relationship to the biosphere. The labs will continue to develop the ideas discussed in the lecture as well as fostering skills in data gathering and interpretation both in the lab and in the field.
Part of the:
  • Prerequisites : ENGL-060 , English 12 or English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: M.Sc. in related science or equivalent,
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week.
    Contact Hours: 90
    Student Evaluation
    Laboratory component & Assignments 50 - 70%, Final exam 30 - 50%. Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • apply the scientific method;

  • demonstrate gathering and analysis of data;

  • communicate analysis of data;

  • describe biological concepts as they apply to human function;

  • describe principles of ecology and relate them to humans’ activities;

  • develop critical thinking skills to be able to evaluate current information in the popular press and on the internet as it relates to biology; and

  • apply principles learned to from opinions about contemporary issues that relate to biology.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Campbell, N.A., Reese, J.B., Mitchell, L.G. and Taylor, M.R. Biology: Concepts and Connections (latest ed.) Benjamin Cummings San Francisco ISBN 0-8053-6627-XBiology 110

  • Lab Manual - available in NVIT bookstore
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 1999.