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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the organization of life at levels of complexity from sub-cellular to ecosystem
  • Characterize the diversity and classification of life
  • Apply a scientific process of inquiry, including appropriate techniques, instrumentation, and data analysis
  • Understand that organisms are open systems that exchange materials and energy with their environment
  • Explain processes of the short term adaptability of organisms that maintain homeostasis or preserve functions
  • Understand that the continuity of life is dependent upon hereditary processes and information in the form of DNA
  • Comprehend evolutionary change as a product of natural selection
  • Recognize the cell as the basic unit of structure and function of organisms
  • Possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a career related to biology