BIOL5203 - Foundations of Integrated BiologyCredits: 3
This course provides a holistic overview of historical and current issues and trends impacting biology in today’s global society. Emphasis is placed on the themes of organization, information, energy and matter, interactions, and evolutionary change. Topics include cellular chemistry and structure, organisms, interdependence, and heredity and genetics. An understanding of essential, underlying themes provides tools to help describe and understand everyday phenomena. Learners gain a comprehensive understanding of the nature of science and the processes of scientific inquiry, and the relationship of biology to the other sciences, engineering, technology, and society. Critical and creative thinking, problem solving, writing skills, and scientific research methods are emphasized.