Biology 211 Course Outcomes

Biology 211 - Principles of Biology I

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to be able to:

  • Apply/define scientific questions and apply the scientific method to test null hypotheses and differentiate between dependent and independent variables.
  • Explain null hypotheses and give examples of scientific evidence for the origin of life.
  • Be able to describe and identify the basic chemical processes for structure and function of living organisms.
  • Describe characteristics of early unicellular life - bacteria, archaebacteria, and protists.
  • Describe how cells get energy, including cell respiration, to carry out cell function.
  • Explain how genetic information passes from one generation to the next.
  • Analyze the consequences of genetic variation for the evolution of life.
  • Explain how the genetic code determines cell function via gene regulation and protein synthesis.