Introduction to Biology & Lab

Please review the technical requirements and course outcomes below before purchasing.

$300.00

The Introduction to Biology Lecture & Lab course provides a comprehensive introduction to the major concepts of
biological sciences and the characteristics of life. The course is designed to engage students in understanding the major
processes of cells including cell structure, growth, and reproduction. The course provides the student with an in-depth
understanding of genetics and heredity as well as the roles they play in the overall function and continued growth of a
population. Other topics include ecology and biodiversity. This course is intended for non-majors. 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 ten
mastery assignments with lab activities, including formal lab reports.

This is a 4 credit‐hour course. Satisfactory completion of the course requires passing a midterm and a final exam.

Technological Requirements

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

Age Requirement:

Students must be at least 13 years old

Identification Requirement:

Must have a government-issued or school-issued photo ID

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