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Student Learning Outcomes

Course Name: Biology for Majors - Honors
Course Number: BIOL 4H
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and explain the significance of the similarities and differences between the two processes.
  • Students will be able to describe the structure of DNA, its mechanism of replication and the implications of this process on inheritance, evolution and biodiversity.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast the components of the organizational hierarchy within the biosphere.
  • Students will be able to evaluate experimental results in the laboratory and explain why these may differ from expected results.
  • Students will be able to apply principles of the scientific method in experimental situations and demonstrate explain the purpose and expected outcomes of laboratory experiments.
  • Students will be able to examine the chemical organization and structure of cells, and relate these to cellular processes including transport, synthesis and cell reproduction.
  • Students will have the ability to form a hypothesis, collect data, conduct statistical analysis, and interpret data.
  • Students completing this project will be able to demonstrate the ability to show the relevance of biology on their daily lives.
  • Students will be able to integrate the principles of ecology to explain relationships within the biosphere and human impact on the planet.