BIO 1A Biological Dynamics
An introduction to the science of biology and the variety of organisms in the biosphere. Topics presented include theories relative to the origin of life, molecular biology, cellular structure and function, evolution as a unifying principle in biology, and processes of inheritance. Laboratory experiences give students an opportunity to understand scientific methods of investigation.
One example where quantitative literacy is used in BIO 1A is the metric measurement lab (see the link at the left). In this lab students review the metric system and practice manipulating units.
BIO 1AH Freshman Honors Biology Lab
Exploration of a single topic through laboratory exercises, journal and textbook readings, and classroom discussion. Topics are chosen to present basic concepts in biology and vary from year to year. Substitutes for BIO 1A Laboratory.
One example where quantitative literacy is used in BIO 1AH is a lab on respiration (see the link at the left). Students get practice doing unit conversions.