If you are in the honors section, go to SCB 201 General Biology I Honors.
- Free E-Textbook
- Homework and Assignments
- Lab Forms, Manuals and Safety
- Problems and Solutions
- Course Description
- CUNY and LaGuardia Links
- References: Biology OER
Biology 2e is optional. The textbook is free to read online and download (PDF, Kindle). (Book URL: https://openstax.org/details/books/biology-2e)
Clark, M.A., Douglas, M., & Choi, J. (2018) (2019). Biology 2e. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0
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Textbook problem solutions
To access OpenStax free ancillary resources, such as lecture slides and solutions to problems, create a free account for faculty or students.
Lab Handouts, Manuals and Safety
Forms and Safety for All Biology Labs
- NS Laboratory Policy Handbook
- Biology Laboratory Fitness & Health Consent Form
- NS Laboratory Makeup Form
- NS Practical Exam Form for Students with Disability
- Microscope Diagram Key
- Lab Safety Website
(Source: LAGCC Natural Sciences Department)
The syllabus contains information on Course materials, Instructional Objectives, Grading Scheme and Standards, Homework Assignments, Attendance and other policies, Class schedule and instructors, and Laboratory requirements and experiments.
Fall 2021 (to be posted)
SCB 201 Course Description
This course is part one of a two-semester sequence covering concepts of general biology. Beginning with an introduction to the scientific study of life, the course covers the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, cellular respiration, photosynthesis, cell cycle and cell division, classical and molecular genetics and gene expression, DNA replication, genetic engineering, development, evolution, speciation and phylogeny. The laboratory component of the course complements the lectures. Prerequisites: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA/099/ENC101, MAT099. 4 credits; 6 hours each (3 lecture, 3 lab)
Links to CUNY and LAGCC Sites and Resources
Some of the links require login credentials and can be accessed via MyLaGuardia.
- LAGCC Natural Sciences Department
- LAGCC library
- Academic Help/Tutoring and Academic Peer Instruction
- STEM Study Guide
- LAGCC ePortoflio
- Office of Assistive Technology (Students with Disabilities)
- Technology Resources LaGuardia
- MyLaGuardia for Students.
References: Biology OER
- Biology OER
- LAGCC Biology Degree Map
- Environmental Sciences at LAGCC
- Environmental Sciences Degree Map
- Ad Astra Undergraduate Research Newsletter
Ad Astra is a newsletter where faculty, staff and students at LaGuardia Community College from different disciplines showcase their ongoing and latest research initiatives, scientific and academic accomplishments. Ad Astra presents snippets of new scientific findings, puzzles to challenge your brain and useful information about usual and unusual career paths and possibilities following graduation.