Aug 09, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook

BIOL1050

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BIOL 1050 - Principles of Biology


Academic Division:

Health Sciences


Academic Discipline:

Biology


Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
3 Credit(s)
This course is designed as an introduction to biology for non-majors. The course will provide the fundamentals of biology for students as an introduction to further college biology courses. The course will introduce students to the diversity, structure, and interdependence of living organisms with one another and the environment. Students will meet two lecture hours and two lab hours per week. UG
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BIOL 1050L  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met
1. Identify the major historical figures and describe their contribution to the development of modern microbiology. Lecture quizzes and exams the first third of the semester and end of the semester.

2. Identify the major characteristics of bacteria, including morphology, metabolism, and growth characteristics.

Lecture quizzes and exams the first third of the semester and end of the semester. Lab quizzes the first third of the semester.

3. Describe the major characteristics of the nonbacterial microbes including the Rickettsias, Chlamydias, Fungi, and Protozoa.

Lecture quizzes and exams the second third of the semester and end of the semester.
4. Identify the structure of viruses and describe the cycles of viral reproduction. Lecture quizzes and exams the second third of the semester and end of the semester.
5. Describe patterns and dynamics by which disease spreads through a human population. Lecture quizzes and exams the second third of the semester and end of the semester. Lab quiz last week of semester.

6. Identify common pathogens that cause disease in humans and describe some of the basic chemotherapeutic treatments for the disease.

Lecture quizzes and exams throughout the semester.

7. Describe the physical and chemical control methods for microorganisms.

Lecture quizzes and exams throughout the semester. Lab quizzes following Lab Exercises 10, 11, 13, and 14 (in Lab Content section).
8. Become acquainted with common staining and culture techniques used to study microorganisms in the laboratory. Lab quizzes following Lab Exercises 4 - 8 (in Lab Content section).

 



Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

 

 


TEXTBOOK INFORMATION
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