Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 150 - Principles of Biology I


First in a two-semester sequence intended for natural science majors. This course covers the molecular and cellular basis of life, enzymes, energy transformation processes, genetics, and gene expression, with a particular emphasis on applying quantitative skills to interpret biological processes. PREREQUISITE(S): MATH 117  or higher, OR PRE- OR COREQUISITE: MATH 150  or MATH 165  or higher. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory each week.

4 semester hours

Students should consult with a program advisor about the MATH options: MATH 117  or higher is the pre-requisite for Nursing and Health Sciences students, and MATH 150  or MATH 165  or higher is the pre- or co-requisite for Business or Biological Science majors.

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Apply quantitative reasoning to analyze and interpret experimental results to reinforce biological principles.
  • Apply basic mechanisms of heredity to predict inheritance of traits.
  • Describe the basic principles of cellular chemistry and identify the structure and functions of macromolecules important to living things.
  • Apply chemical principles to describe the basic processes of cellular metabolism.
  • Explain the cellular and molecular basis of gene expression.

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