BIO 1030: Principles of Biology


Introduces the science of biology including the fundamental properties of life, basic chemistry relevant to biology, the structure and function of cells, and genetics and heredity, with applications to human life.


  1. Describe concepts of basic biological sciences.
  2. Interpret various representations of scientific data.
  3. Investigate the basic properties of living organisms, to include the categorization of life.
  4. Explain various chemical processes within living organisms.
  5. Describe the structure, function, and reproduction of the cell.
  6. Predict genotypes based on patterns of heredity and pedigree information.
  7. Investigate the properties of macromolecules.
  8. Relate biological concepts to current real-world issues.




Understanding biology (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2021)
Author: Mason, K. A., Duncan, T., & Losos, J. B.
ISBN: 9781260240900
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