This course will provide students with an introduction to the biological of science. Emphasis is placed on understanding the biological organization at all levels. Based on an introduction to cell types, cell cycle, tissues and organ system. Furthermore, this course introduce students to the major kingdoms and main groups within it, emphasizing on invertebrates diversity.
This course will cover the following topics: types of microscopes; different chemical methods for demonstration of cell components; fundamental of cytology; cellular divisions and histology of plant and animal tissues; classification of organisms; nutrition in plant and substance transportation in plant and animal cells; dissection of plant and animal models.
Course Objectives & Outcomes
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
- Differntiate between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
- Identify levels of biological organization.
- Understand the differences between bacteria and Archea.
- Recognize the animal and plant cells with an understanding of the function of its components, cell cycle and reproduction.
- Outline plants structure: type of tissues, process of nutrition, plant hormones and its functions in regulating growth and development.
- List the major groups in protists and their characteristics.
- Understand the main characterstics of invertebrates, and name major groups with examples
- Identify the major animal tissues, organs and organ systems, and how it collaborate to main homestasis.
- Understand the science of ecology, main features of population, community and ecosystems.
- Cecie Starr and Ralph Taggart (2016): Biology: The Unity and Diversity of life – 14th Ed. ,Thomson Inc.
Course ID: BIOL 204
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