BIO 1311: Introduction to Biology Lab

$33.00

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the laboratory study of life. In this class, students will learn about lab safety and explore topics like the metric system using the microscope and the scientific method. Students will learn how cells grow and divide, obtain and use energy, and pass genetic information to the next generation. Finally, students will learn the importance of biodiversity in ensuring the survival of a species.

Students will complete 13 lab assignments including a formal lab report. This course can be taken either after or with a three hour biology lecture course.

Requirements for earning college credit are listed below, please review before purchasing.

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College Credit Requirements

Purchasing this course will give you access to TEL’s engaging curriculum by taking courses through TEL Partner Institutions. TEL Partner Institutions are accredited colleges and universities that use TEL curriculum to offer their courses — for college credit — to homeschool and independent learners.

This course is a college-level course and is available to any student aged 13 or older. You may start this course at your convenience and set your own schedule and pace for completion anytime within the current academic year (August 2019-July 2020).

Here is an overview of the process. 

Course Selection

Select courses to take from TEL’s catalog for which you want to earn college credit.

Students may take up to six courses in an academic year. 

Payment

Continue to the cart and complete your purchase. This will include your course fee of $33 per credit hour and an annual $200 registration fee to your selected college or university.*

Registration

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After paying your registration fee, you will receive an email that includes links, information, and support for registering with our partner institution.

Course Completion

When you complete your course, you will receive instructions from your institution about requesting an official transcript for your credit.

*The registration fee is paid one time each academic year in which you take courses from one of TEL’s institutional partners.

Additional Requirements

To be eligible for transferable college credit for this course, TEL Library must be able to verify your identity via a government issued photo ID. You will need an ID to complete the proctored mid-term and final examinations, as well as apply for a transcript. You can begin your studies in this course while obtaining the appropriate identification, but you must have the government issued photo ID prior to scheduling the mid-term exam.

Technological Requirements

 

This course is delivered fully online and you will be required to have access to a computer, laptop, or web-capable mobile device – along with consistent access to the internet – to access course material and complete assignments.

Review the information relvant to your operating system to ensure your device meets the minimum requirements necessary to complete a course for credit.  

PC

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64×2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024×768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Built-in or external webcam
  • Broadband internet connection with speeds of  at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended. Test internet speed at: http://www.speedtest.net
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Windows 7 or above
Mac

Hardware

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (or AMD 64×2 Dual-Core) processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • 1024×768 resolution monitor
  • Soundcard with microphone and speakers
  • Built-in or external webcam
  • Broadband internet connection with speeds of at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. Hot spots are not recommended. Test internet speed at: http://www.speedtest.net
  • Browser with pop-up blocker disabled

Software

  • Mac OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard” or above
Tablet or Smartphone

NOTICE:  Though you can view and interact with all of the available course content on a tablet or smartphone, you MUST USE A DESKTOP OR LAPTOP computer to complete the proctored midterm and final examinations.

Hardware

  • 2 GHz process or faster
  • 1 GB RAM or greater
  • 80 GB hard drive
  • Microphone and speakers
  • Wireless internet connection
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