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Biology Student Learning Outcomes


Bio 103  

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Apply the scientific method.
  • Relate the basic principles of biochemistry to living organisms.
  • Identify the fundamental biology of the cell.
  • Demonstrate the fundamental principles of Mendelian genetics.
  • Interpret the molecular basis for heredity.
  • Demonstrate proper use of the standard tools of the biological scientist using metric measurements.


Bio 104
 

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Explain the ecological relationship between organisms and their environment.
  • Identify the role of abiotic factors within the environment.
  • Relate the contributions of plants to the ecosystem.
  • Relate a comprehensive knowledge of the diversity of invertebrates.
  • Relate a comprehensive knowledge of the diversity of vertebrates.
 

Bio 201   

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Describe the basic cellular, molecular and gross anatomy of tissue, organs and organ systems that relate to the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and the joints and senses.
  • Explain the basic function of tissues and organs as they relate to the function of human organ systems in class discussion and lecture exams.
  • List and apply a fundamental language in anatomy and physiology in lecture and laboratory exams and exercises.
  • Identify and recall fundamental structures from anatomical models using correct nomenclature in laboratory exams.
  • Demonstrate proper use and care of the microscopes in laboratory exercises.
 

Bio 202   

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Describe the basic cellular, molecular and gross anatomy of tissue, organs and organ systems that relate to the endocrine, respiratory, digestive, excretory, cardiovascular, lymphatic and reproductive body systems.
  • Explain the basic function of tissues and organs as they relate to the function of human organ systems in class discussion and lecture exams.
  • List and apply a fundamental language in anatomy and physiology in lecture and laboratory exams and exercises.
  • Identify and recall fundamental structures from anatomical models using correct nomenclature in laboratory exams.
  • Demonstrate proper use and care of the microscopes in laboratory exercises.
 

Bio 220 

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics for various microbes with regards to infections, treatment, and control. (This includes bacteria, prions, protozoans, multicellular parasites and viruses.)
  • Explain the dynamics of commensal, opportunistic, and pathological relationships particularly between microbes and humans.
  • Evaluate and apply the proper methods of microbial control necessary in sample scenarios or case studies.
  • Describe microbial metabolic pathways in general terms and specifically evaluate the implications for food production and human disease.
  • Summarize basic bacterial genetic principles and analyze consequences of mutation and genetic recombination.
  • Articulate and diagram the role of the immune system in maintaining homeostasis, challenging infections, and fighting cancer.
  • Apply the scientific method by stating a question; researching the topic; determining appropriate tests; performing tests; collecting, analyzing, and presenting data; and finally proposing new questions about the topic.
  • Correctly perform microbiologic lab skills and display a habit of good lab practices which extends to relevant situations in the student’s homes.
  • Retrieve, evaluate, and use contemporary microbiologic information.