SCB 201 – General Biology I (Honors)

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Course Content SCB 201 Honors

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SCB 201 Lab Manuals

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SCB 201 Lab Handouts

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(Source: LAGCC Natural Sciences Department)

Homework and Assignments

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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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Yamazaki, Kotoe, Untitled.© (n.d.). LaGuardia Community College. Photo by Dina Pizzarello.©2020


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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. Fulfills “Pathways: Flexible Core-Scientific World.” 4 credits; 6 hours each (3 lecture, 3 lab)

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References: Biology OER