Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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BIOL 111 - (NS) Introduction to the Big Ideas in Biology

Semester Hours: 3

Fall, Spring, Summer

This is the introductory semester of the sequence of biology courses required for the major. In lecture you will be introduced to the Big Ideas in Biology (BIBs): 1) Evolution, 2) Structure and Function, 3) Information Flow 4) Energy and Pathways, and 5) Systems.  BIBs will be elaborated in the context of current social issues, focusing on how knowledge from the biological sciences is essential for solving societal problems.  This course is also open to all nonmajors. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory.)


Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Biology majors or majors in other sciences, pre-health professional, pre-veterinary students and undeclared students considering science as a major who plan to take BIOL 112  and 113 are required to take BIOL 111 first if their high school GPA is less than 3.4. Cannot be taken after successfully completing BIO 012 or BIOL 112  with a grade of C- or better.

(Formerly Bio 003). Credit is given for either BIO 003 or BIOL 111. 

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