Biology 1102, Fall 2010
Biology 1102-Foundations of Biology. Either semester. Four credits. Three class periods and one 2-hour laboratory period. A laboratory course designed for non-science majors; surveys major biological principles with emphasis on their importance to humans and modern society.
Goals of the course
Biology 1102 (Foundations of Biology) satisfies the Science and Technology Content area of the General Education Requirements. In addition to introducing students to the diverse and complex field of biology, it also promotes an understanding of the scientific process that underlies progress in research and technology in the broad area of the life sciences. Because it is intended for nonscience majors, Biol 1102 has an additional mandate, specifically to reveal the many ways that advances in the field of biology are directly relevant to the lives and experiences of students in the class and society in general. In many ways, I consider this the single most important aspect of the course, and a perspective that I will return to time and again throughout the semester.