Physiology and Developmental Biology

Science of Biology

Science of Biology
General biology course designed for biological science majors, emphasizing the scientific method, cell theory, biochemical unity, the central dogma, bioenergetics, reproduction, and evolutionary theory. Examples of these biological principles will focus on whole organism biology such as physiology, neuroscience, and developmental biology examples.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteNOTE: Additional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes. NOTE: Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining PDBIO 120
Course Outcomes: 

Scientific Method

Understand and be able to use the scientific method: 1. Think critically about the purposes and objectives of scientific studies and data. 2. Become observant of and curious about patterns and processes in living things. 3. Ask essential, specific, answerable questions about observations. 4. Form hypotheses about biological patterns and processes that are testable.

Foundational Concepts

Understand well the following foundational concepts: 1. Cell theory and biological compartments 2. Chemistry of life (biochemical unity, central dogma) 3. Bioenergetics (biotransformation of energy) 4. Reproduction (fission, 5. mitosis, meiosis, etc.) 6. Evolutionary theory