Catalog: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

BIOL 190: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Discipline: Biology (BIOL)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

  • Prerequisites: MATH 096 or higher (excluding MATH120) C- or better, or appropriate score on the WNC placement examination, or a corequisite of MATH 126
  • Corequisites: BIOL 190L

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Covers the structure and function of cells. Includes the major molecules of life, composition and physiology of cellular organelles, cellular metabolism, reproduction, motility, gene function and related topics. Note: BIOL 190/190L plus BIOL 191/191L transfer to UNR as fulfilling BIOL 190, 191 and 192 requirements.

II: Course Objectives

  • Gained factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends) about Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology.
  • Learned fundamental principles, generalizations, or theories of Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology.
  • Learned to apply course material (to improve thinking, problem-solving, and decisions) in Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology.
  • Developed specific skills, competencies and points of view needed by professionals in the field most closely related to Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology.
  • Acquired an interest in learning more by asking questions and seeking answers about Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

General Education Mission:

BIOL 191/191 is a general education class that promotes the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will benefit students in their personal and professional endeavors.

General Education Student Learning Outcome:

Students who successfully complete BIOL 191/191 satisfy the general education learning outcome of understanding the methods of science and the role of science and technology in the modern world; have problem solving, creative, and critical thinking skills; have effective and efficient learning skills.

Program Mission for AA/AS degree:

BIOL 191/191 satisfies the A.A./A.S. degree mission by providing academic knowledge and skills for successful transfer to meet higher educational goals.

Program Student Learning Outcomes for AA/AS degree:

Students who successfully complete Biol 191/191 will know the subject matter appropriate to the emphasis of the degree.

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