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|BI 211 - Principles of Biology|
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Use the definition of evolution and natural selection in a new situation to describe how a current population evolved from an ancestor with different traits. 2. Model the structure of a cell. Describe the pathway of molecules synthesized throughout the cell. Apply knowledge to a new disease arising from incorrect structure and/or function. 3. Collect, graph and analyze data demonstrating the process of osmosis and effects of solution concentration on a biological system. Support lab analysis with fluid mosaic model concept of cell membranes. 4. Conduct an experiment using enzymes. Identify enzyme properties manipulated in the lab. 5. Compare and contrast the scientists responsible for the discovery of the structure of DNA. Build and describe a segment of DNA. Describe DNA replication. 6. Model the steps of protein synthesis. Compare and contrast effects of point mutations to frameshift mutations. Search protein databases, choose and predict variety of organismal protein sequences to align, analyze resulting sequence alignment and evolutionary tree. 7. Model the movement of chromosomes through the processes of mitosis and meiosis. Identify order and describe the structures visible in micrographs. 8. Collect data and/or analyze data for genetic patterns of inheritance. 9. Compare and contrast metabolic pathways of aerobic and anaerobic cellular respiration, and photosynthesis. Connect pathway function with cellular structure. 10. Apply knowledge of cell structure and evolution to support the theory of endosymbiosis. 11. Analyze and draw conclusions from data in table or graph form. 12. Collect, manage, and share data within a single lab. 13. Analyze a primary or secondary scientific article for the new and old hypotheses and support.
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