2023-24 Virginia Western Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Feb 20, 2024  
2023-24 Virginia Western Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



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BIO 101* - General Biology I

(4 CR)
Prerequisite(s): MTE 1-5 or MDE 10  

Course Type: Passport Transfer Class  

Description: Focuses on biological processes with a chemical foundation, including macromolecules, cellular structure, metabolism, and genetics in an evolutionary context. Explores the core concepts of evolution; structure and function; information flow, storage and exchange; pathways and transformations of energy and matter; and systems biology. Emphasizes the process of science, interdisciplinary approach, and relevance of biology to society. Part I of a two-course sequence. Assignments require college-level reading fluency, coherent written communication, and basic mathematical skills. Credit toward graduation cannot be awarded for both BIO 101 and BIO 106. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.



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