BIO 105 Exploring Biology (3 credits)

This one-semester course introduces students to the fundamental principles governing "how life works" including cellular functions, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of these principles to important social and personal issues such as disease and wellness, genetic technologies, and the use of environmental resources. This general education science elective is intended for students in non-science and non-health profession majors and does not fulfill a science elective for Math/Science or Computer Science majors. Three credit hours. Not open to students with credit in BIO 121 or any Biology course numbered 141 or higher. No prerequisite. Optional 1-credit laboratory is available (BIO 105L): it must be taken concurrently with BIO 105.