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BLGY 1351 - General Biology I
Fall 2019, Section 66

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000568 BLGY 1351 66 General Biology I
08/27 - 12/23
08/27 - 12/23
T Th
T Th
4:00pm - 5:50pm
6:00pm - 6:50pm
4.0 Open Sorenson, Christopher
Sorenson, Christopher
Location: St Cloud Technical and Community College
Building/Room: Northway Building 1-181
Building/Room: Northway Building 1-181

Meeting Details
8/27/2019 - 12/23/2019 T Th 4:00pm - 5:50pm Northway Building 1-181 Sorenson, Christopher
8/27/2019 - 12/23/2019 T Th 6:00pm - 6:50pm Northway Building 1-181 Sorenson, Christopher

Location Details
Offered through: St. Cloud Technical and Community College.
Campus: St Cloud Technical and Community College. Location: St Cloud Technical and Community College.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 24 Enrolled: 19 Seats Remaining: 5

Prerequisites (Courses and Tests)
This course requires any of these 10 prerequisite categories
1. A score of 21 on test ACT Reading
2. A score of 78 on test Accuplacer Reading Comprehension
3. A score of 1047 on test MN Comprehensive Assessment Reading
4. A score of 480 on test SAT Reading Test
5. A score of 250 on test Accuplacer NG Reading
6. Both of these
ENGL 1308 - Stretch Analytical Writing I
READ 1112 - Critical Reading
7. Both of these
ENGL 1308 - Stretch Analytical Writing I
READ 0900 - Reading Fundamentals (Minimum grade: 2.0 GPA Equivalent)
8. Both of these
ENGL 1308 - Stretch Analytical Writing I
ESOL 0920 - Reading for College (Minimum grade: 2.0 GPA Equivalent)
9. Both of these
ENGL 1308 - Stretch Analytical Writing I
READ 0304 - Foundations for College Reading II
10. Both of these
ENGL 0304 - Foundations for College Writing II
READ 0304 - Foundations for College Reading II

Full refund is available until August 30, 2019, 11:59PM CST.
Adding course is closed. Dropping course is closed.
The last day to withdraw from this course is December 2, 2019.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

Tuition and Fees (approximate):

Tuition -resident: $654.64
Tuition -nonresident: $654.64
Approximate Course Fees: $83.68

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Course Level

General/Liberal Education Category
  • 03 - Natural Science
  • 10 - People and the Environment
  • All General Education Courses

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal
  • Goal 03 - Natural Science
    • Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
    • Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students' laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty.
    • Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
  • Goal 10 - People/Environment
    • Explain the basic structure and function of various natural ecosystems and of human adaptive strategies within those systems.
    • Describe the basic institutional arrangements (social, legal, political, economic, religious) that are evolving to deal with environmental and natural resource challenges.
    • Evaluate critically environmental and natural resource issues in light of understandings about interrelationships, ecosystems, and institutions.
    • Propose and assess alternative solutions to environmental problems.
    • Articulate and defend the actions they would take on various environmental issues.

Meets Mn Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas 3 and 10 - Natural Sciences, People and the Environment. The focus of this course is cellular biology and how cellular characteristics determine the characteristics of all life. This class builds the needed foundation for any student moving forward in the field of biology or health care. It is also of use to general education students seeking to understand life around them and its impact on the world. Students will gain valuable experience using the scientific method, experimentation and literature study to help in their journeys as lifelong learners. This class includes a laboratory (lab) component. Student Learning Outcomes: * Apply the scientific method to test hypotheses by performing laboratory experiments or simulations. * Explain the interactions of humans and the environment with regard to levels of biological organization ranging from the atom to the biosphere. * Compare living and non-living entities. * Identify pre and post Darwin era evolution findings. * Deconstruct organic and inorganic chemistry, showing patterns and interrelationships of biophysical systems. * Recognize names and functions of cellular structures including organelles, membranes and membrane proteins. * Determine how osmosis, diffusion, and active transport relate to cellular function. * Deconstruct cellular respiration, photosynthesis, mitosis and meiosis. * Apply the laws and tools of Mendelian genetics to determine pedigree, and genotype/phenotype probability. * Summarize the impact of biotechnology on society and the environment. * Relate basic biological concepts to everyday observations and problems. * Discover the influence of cell and molecular biology on institutions, the environment, and natural resource challenges.

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