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- Available Lessons: 146
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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryBiology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab has been evaluated and recommended for 4 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging biology topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Lesson 1 - Biology 101L Lab Syllabus & Information|
The course objective is to explain and apply foundational principles of biology, including ecology, evolution, genetics and cell division.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
The lab component is meant to test the application of the skills and knowledge you learned within the lessons. Our lab component is conducted through our online provider, Labster.
- You will NOT have to complete a physical laboratory experiment or purchase a lab kit. Instead you'll purchase a subscription to Labster and complete online labs through their site.
- You will have two months from the date you sign up with Labster to complete the lab component of this course.
- All other information, including what labs to complete, is located on this page.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the nucleic acids DNA and RNA
- Differentiate the parts of cells and explain cell biology
- Understand genetics and the principles of heredity
- Describe and analyze metabolic biochemistry
- Classify organisms to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of taxonomy
- Analyze how the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, musculoskeletal, nervous and immune systems work
- Demonstrate how ecosystems form and evolve
- Illustrate the theory and principles of evolution
- Know the history of life on Earth
- Apply the theories, skills and knowledge of basic biology through laboratory experiments.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 4 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Biology 101L: Intro to Biology with Lab final exam directly on the Study.com site.
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|Cell Division||Define the genome, chromosome structure, cell cycle, DNA packaging and chromosome condensation. Learn about mitosis, meiosis, cytokinesis, aneuploidy and reproduction.|
|DNA Replication: Processes and Steps||Find out how helicase unwinds the DNA double helix and the function of DNA polymerase and RNA primase. Study replication bubbles, enzymes and leading and lagging strands.|
|Metabolic Biochemistry||Learn about cellular respiration, redox reactions, alcohol fermentation and electron carriers. Study the steps in the glycolysis pathway, Krebs Cycle and light and dark reactions.|
|Genetics: Principles of Heredity||Understand alleles and chromosomes in genetics and how dominant genes affect physiological traits to offspring. Understand Mendel's first and second laws of genetics.|
|Principles of Evolution||Get an overview of the theories behind evolution, national selection and adaptation. Learn about the types of speciation and the prezygotic and postzygotic barriers of speciation.|
|Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA||Examine the chemical structure of nucleic acids and the double helix structure of DNA. Learn about the types of RNA and how DNA and RNA differ.|
|Genetic Mutations||See how genetic mutations alter DNA, including their effect on protein function. Discuss frameshift mutations and mutagens and how to reduce environmental exposure to mutagens.|
|Enzymatic Biochemistry||Explore the function of enzymes and how they can be impacted by the environment. See which molecules promote and inhibit enzyme activity, and understand the interactions between coenzymes, cofactors and prosthetic groups.|
|Science Basics||Review science vocabulary and scientific concepts, understand the steps of the scientific method, learn about experimental design, and find out how to read scientific graphs and charts.|
|Inorganic Chemistry Review for Biology||Review what you've learned about the atom, electron shell and the types of chemical bonds as they relate to biology. Get an overview of osmosis, diffusion and saturation in chemistry.|
|Organic Chemistry Introduction||Lessons cover functional molecular groups, monomers and polymers, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and heterotrophs.|
|Cell Membranes||Comprehend how a phospholipid bilayer can be hydrophobic and hydrophilic. Learn about the fluid mosaic model, passive and active transport in cells as well as endocytosis and exocytosis.|
|Cell Structure and Organelles||Assimilate the structure of a nucleus, ribosome, endomembrane, mitochondria, chloroplast and plant cells. Learn about the characteristics of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells and virus cycles.|
|Transcription and Translation Processes||Get info on transcription from DNA to RNA. Explore the processes of translation, including gene repression, the role of an operon, intron and exon splicing, codon recognition, and what genetic code translates RNA into amino acids.|
|Physiology I: Musculoskeletal, Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive & Excretory Systems||Get information on body systems in multicellular organisms, including types of connective tissues, gas exchange, and the functions of the circulatory, digestive and respiratory systems.|
|Reproduction and Development in Animals||Get an overview of male and female animal reproductive systems, the physiology and function of pregnancy and what's meant by the survivorship curve.|
|Ecological Principles||Explore the many facets of the environment, ecosystems and food chains and the competition between different species. Understand population changes, predatory actions, migration and symbiotic relationships.|
|Earth's Timeline and Evolution||Examine the history of the earth, its main eras and the evolutionary changes that have occurred on our planet.|
|Phylogeny and Organism Classification||Learn how living organisms are classified in domain and kingdom systems, naming conventions, and evolutionary relationships.|
|Molecular Biology Lab Techniques||Get an introduction to genetic engineering and the Sanger Method of DNA sequencing.|
|Physiology II: Nervous and Endocrine Systems||Understand the functions of the nervous system, including homeostasis, and the central and peripheral members, such as the brain. Get an overview of the immunity system and how it's affected by viruses, medicine and diseases.|
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