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BIOL 107 : Elements of Biological Science

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Elements of Biological Science
This is a physical science course with emphasis on anatomy and physiology of man, including chemical and cellular basis of life, biology of organisms, and ecology. Topics discussed include biology and biochemistry, viruses bacteria and protista; aerobic respiration and photosynthesis, mitosis and meiosis; genetics and inheritance, hereditary disorders in humans, human tissues, organs and organ systems and infectious disease and immunity.

To make coursework in biological science available as an alternative to either chemistry or physics, and to provide students with an understanding of biological topics that support courses in flight physiology and related subject areas.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:

1. Recognize and identify the various levels in the hierarchy of life and the variety of living organisms and their characteristics.

2. Be able to list characteristics which distinguish living systems from non-living systems in nature.

3. Explain and demonstrate the scientific method.

4. Identify basic atomic chemical structures to include recognition of the properties of inorganic and organic molecules.

5. Recognize and describe cell structures to include recognition of the properties of inorganic and organic molecules.

6. Explain basic energy laws (as they pertain to living systems), metabolic pathways, and photosynthesis.

7. Identify and describe DNA/RNA structures, functions, and replication.

8. Demonstrate factual knowledge of human inheritance to include the process of crossing over during meiosis, dominant and recessive alleles, sex chromosomes, and inheritance of sex linked traits.

9. Describe basic Mendelian genetics, cloning and evolutionary principles and be able to formulate and compute Punnett squares.

10. Describe man’s major organ systems and functions and physiology as related to flight.

11. Recognize and explain the characteristics of populations, limiting factors, humanpopulations, and community interactions.

12. Describe the morphology and chemical make- up of the HIV virus and the effect that HIV infection has on the human immune system.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Richard Kuseski, Ph.D. - 3/31/2015
John H. Bradham, Ph.D., PMP - 3/31/2015
Dr. Johnelle Korioth - 3/31/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2015
General Education of Arts and Sciences PO2 - Apply statistical methods in the analysis and interpretation of data for the purpose of drawing valid conclusions relating to the solutions of problems;
PO3 - Communicate ideas in written form in both technical and non-technical areas;
PO4 - Communicate ideas in non-written form, such as through oral presentations or visual media;
PO5 - Recognize the importance of professional, ethical and social responsibility;
PO6 - Understand the natural world, to include the impact of the environment on aerospace operations and aerospace operations on the environment, as well as everyday life and professional experiences;
PO8 - Use scientific information in critical thinking and decision-making processes;
PO10 - Apply economic principles to identify, formulate, and solve problems within professional and personal environments;
PO12 - Understand contemporary issues in society
Key: 70