BIO 130

Biology

Biology College of Life Sciences

Course Description

General biology course with laboratory for biology majors. Introduction to disciplines in the life sciences including methods for scientific inquiry, biochemical dynamics, cell structure and function, evolutionary theory, bioenergetics, and ecological interactions.

When Taught

Fall; Winter.

Grade Rule

Standard Grade Rule: A B C D E I

Min

4

Fixed

4

Fixed

3

Fixed

1

Note

For Permission to Add codes please email biosecretary@byu.edu  Additional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes.

Title

Scientific Process Skills

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic scientific principles which undergird the scientific process, including the strengths and weaknesses of this process.

Title

Scientific Discovery

Learning Outcome

Students will appreciate the excitement of discovery that has accompanied important scientific developments. 

Title

Scientific Applicability

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate how scientific methodology can be used to analyze real-world science-related problems.

Title

Data Evaluation

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to evaluate scientific data and claims in order to make rational decisions on public-policy science issues that affect their community.

Title

Scientific Expression

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to express their thoughts (in oral, graphical, and written formats) on scientific topics clearly, including appropriate use of basic scientific vocabulary and effective interpretation of quantitative data.

Title

Science and Religion

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to reflect rationally upon the interface between science and religion.

Title

Scientific Reasoning

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate sound scientific reasoning ability.

Title

Scientific Literacy

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate basic literacy in the language of science and an understanding of the foundational theories of biology (i.e., be able to formulate appropriate hypotheses and predictions to test specific biological phenomena and use appropriate vocabulary to do so) o   Atomic Molecular Theory o   Cell Theory o   Theories of Photosynthesis, Fermentation, and Cellular Respiration o   Cell Division and Meiotic Theories o   Chromosomal and Mendelian Theories of Inheritance o   Watson and Crick's Theory of DNA Structure and Replication o   Protein Synthesis Theory o   Darwin's Theory of Natural Selection o   Hardy-Weinberg Theory o   Ecosystem Theory o   Population Growth Theory o   Competitive Exclusion and Behavioral Theory