BIOL180 - Introduction to Biology
Course Code: BIOL180 Course ID: 5028 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course introduces students to the biological systems within their associated environments. The course furnishes an understanding of biological principles and the properties of life. Topics covered in this course include the structure and function of plants and animals, cell biology principles, genetics, reproduction, development and growth, biological diversity, principles of evolution, and interactions among organisms and with their environment. Students will discuss the process of the scientific method and also demonstrate science information literacy skills through source selection and creation of a narrated presentation.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|10/26/20 - 04/02/21||04/05/21 - 05/30/21||Spring 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:
CO-1 Describe the approaches used and the basic tenets of the science of biology.
CO-2 Identify the principles of evolution.
CO-3 Describe the structure and division of living cells.
CO-4 Explain DNA biology and how it influences cancer and other diseases.
CO-5 Compare and contrast the characteristics of viruses, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.
CO-6 Describe the concepts of ecology, population, community and ecosystems.
CO-7 Describe the human impact on the earth.
CO-8 Compare and contrast the basic functions, major components and the cell types found within humanorgan systems.
The grading will be based on the following:
- Eight Forum Assignments
- Eight Online Quizzes (lowest grade dropped)
- Three Part Course Project
Detailed directions on each of these assessments are provided in the classroom.
|Week 1 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 2 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 3 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 4 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 5 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 6 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 7 Forum||2.00 %|
|Week 8 Forum||2.00 %|
|Quiz 7||8.00 %|
|Quiz 1||8.00 %|
|Quiz 2||8.00 %|
|Quiz 3||8.00 %|
|Quiz 4||8.00 %|
|Quiz 5||8.00 %|
|Quiz 6||8.00 %|
|Quiz 8||8.00 %|
|Course Project: Prep||14.00 %|
|Assignment #1: Annotated Bibliography||7.00 %|
|Assignment #2: The Outline||7.00 %|
|Course Project||14.00 %|
|Assignment #3: The Presentation||14.00 %|
- See the Technology Requirements section of the undergraduate catalog for the minimum hardware and software requirements.
- Microsoft Office 365 is available to APUS students for free. To sign up, visit http://products.office.com/en-us/student. If you have questions about accessing the software, please contact Classroom support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Book Title:||Concepts of Biology - e-book available online, link provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.