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Biology 1010/1015 - General Biology and General Biology Lab
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BIOL 1010: This course introduces the major themes and concepts making up the study of biology including cell and molecular biology, genetics, diversity, biotechnology, evolution, and ecology. The course is designed to provide students with the critical thinking skills necessary to interpret information and to make informed decisions about the world around them. 

BIOL 1015: This is a laboratory course which complements the lecture course and emphasizes the application of the scientific method through experimentation.

Both course are designed to provide learning in a technology-intensive environment (no text book is required and only open-access resources will be used).  In addition to on-line learning resources, students will be engaged in on-line discussion groups, study sessions and other interactive tools to facilitate individualized learning experiences and to maximize interaction during face-to-face classroom time. 
Course Objectives
  1. Differentiate science as a way of knowing about the world and other forms of knowing.
  2. Evaluate evidence and solve problems by using scientific thinking skills.
  3. Explain the relationship between evolution, cell and molecular biology, genetics, and ecology with particular emphasis on why “nothing in Biology makes sense except in light of Evolution."
  4. Explain the terminology and concepts surrounding biological issues related human population growth, climate change, biodiversity and extinction, human evolution, genetic testing, cancer, AIDS, genetically modified foods, DNA fingerprinting, cloning, stem cell research, and why intelligent design creationism is not scientific.
Module List with Module Specific Learning Objectives:

Introduction Unit

arrow iconIntroduction to Biology

arrow iconNature of Science

Evolution Unit

arrow iconHistory of Evolution

arrow iconEvolution

Classification - OPTIONAL

Phylogenetics - OPTIONAL

arrow icon Tree of Life - Bio Diversity

arrow iconOrgan Systems

Protista – OPTIONAL



Animalia – OPTIONAL

Human Evolution – OPTIONAL

Evolution: Acceptance and Teaching - OPTIONAL

Cells Unit

arrow icon Chemistry

arrow icon Molecules of Life

arrow iconCells

arrow iconMetabolism, Photosynthesis, and Cellular Respiration

Genetics Unit

arrow iconCellular Division: mitosis and meiosis

arrow icon Genetics

arrow icon DNA: Structure and Function

arrow iconProtein Synthesis

arrow iconDNA Technology

Ecology Unit

arrow iconThe Biosphere

arrow icon Population Dynamics

arrow iconCommunity Interactions

arrow iconEcosystems

arrow iconHuman Impacts on the environment


Each TICE/BIOL 1010 course will include a common pre-test / post-test. Instructors will have the ability to add questions to assessments, but may not change the nature or specifics of the common assessment.

Project Leaders:

Heath Ogden
Utah Valley University  

Virginia Bayer
Utah Valley University

Development Team Members:

Melissa Hardy
  Salt Lake Community College
Bill Heyborne
  Southen Utah University
Don Warner
  Dixie State University
Brian Chung
  Weber State University
Sarah Young
  Utah State Board of Education
Daniel Fairbanks
  Utah Valley University
Richard Tolman
  Utah Valley University
David Van Dijk
  Pleasant Grove High School
Brad Shuler
  Salem Hills High School
Michelle Ormond
  American Fork High School
Mark Dickson
  Dixie High School
Monty Sorensen
  Canyon View High School
Sam Gedeborg
  Utah Valley University
Diane Kasselhut
  Utah Valley University