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    Middlesex Community College
  Jan 20, 2018
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2017-18

BIO 120 - Introduction To Biology



This survey course is designed for students with little or no background in biology. Emphasis is placed on developing basic laboratory skills, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, organization and self-assessment. Providing students with a framework for the study of more integrated topics in biology, the initial portion of the course will be devoted to developing an understanding of the nature of science and the basic structures, biochemistry and functions of plant and animal cells. Using these fundamental concepts as background, students will then investigate the topics of genetics, taxonomy, evolution and ecology. Bioethics, the study of the social and philosophical implications of new biological and medical procedures, will serve as theme throughout the course.  This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communication, Critical Thinking and Quantitative Analysis. 3 hours lecture/2 hours laboratory

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Literacy.

Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101; and eligible for MAT 080, Math Module 70 or 80.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.
This course does not fulfill the prerequisite requirements for BIO231 Anatomy and Physiology I

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