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Administrative Unit: Physical and Biological Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: BIOL 110L
Course Title: Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Number of:
Credit Hours 2
Lecture Hours 0
Lab Hours 2
Catalog Description:

Laboratory experiences to complement BIOL 110.  Prerequisite: BIOL 110 or concurrent enrollment. Students majoring in Biology must earn a grade of C or higher. BIOL 110 must be completed before BIOL 110L can be used as G.E. credit. G.E.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): BIOL 110 or concurrent enrollment.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Biology: Laboratory Manual
By Sylvia S. Mader (McGraw Hill)
Writing in Biology 4th Edition
By Karin Knisely
Student Laboratory Notebook, various

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply the scientific method.
  2. Demonstrate basic laboratory techniques of experimentation and measurement
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Keeping a Lab Notebook
  • Basic Microscopy
  • Types and Functions of Cells
  • Biological Macromolecules
  • Application of the Scientific Method
  • Cell Division
  • Genetic Inheritance
  • DNA and biotechnology

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 24

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Peggy Wright Date: April 7, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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